keratose

[ ker-uh-tohs ]
/ ˈkɛr əˌtoʊs /

adjective

having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges.

noun

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Origin of keratose

First recorded in 1850–55; kerat- + -ose1
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British Dictionary definitions for keratose

keratose
/ (ˈkɛrəˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz) /

adjective

(esp of certain sponges) having a horny skeleton
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Medical definitions for keratose

keratose
[ kĕrə-tōs′ ]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by keratosis.
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