having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges.
Origin of keratose
noun, plural ker·a·to·ses [ker-uh-toh-seez] /ˌkɛr əˈtoʊ siz/. Pathology.
any skin disease characterized by a horny growth, as a wart.
any horny growth.
Origin of keratosis
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(esp of certain sponges) having a horny skeleton
any skin condition marked by a horny growth, such as a wart
a horny growth
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Relating to or characterized by keratosis.
n. pl. ker•a•to•ses (-sēz)
Excessive growth of horny tissue of the skin.
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