cerat-

cerat-

a combining form meaning “horn,” “cornea,” used in the formation of compound words: ceratodus.
Also, kerat-.
Also, especially before a consonant, cerato-, kerato-.


Origin:
< Greek kerāt-, combining form of kéras; akin to Latin cornū cornu, horn

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cerato- or (before a vowel) cerat-
 
combining form
1.  denoting horn or a hornlike part: ceratodus
2.  anatomy denoting the cornea
 
[from Greek kerat-, keras horn]
 
cerat- or (before a vowel) cerat-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek kerat-, keras horn]

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cerat- pref.
Variant of kerato-.

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