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coriaceous

[kawr-ee-ey-shuh s, kohr-, kor-] /ˌkɔr iˈeɪ ʃəs, ˌkoʊr-, ˌkɒr-/
adjective
1.
of or like leather.
Origin
1665-1675
1665-75; < Late Latin coriāceus leathern. See corium, -aceous
Related forms
subcoriaceous, adjective
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  • The presence of these proteins indicates that the epidermis is both coriaceous and waterproof.
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coriaceous

/ˌkɔːrɪˈeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of or resembling leather
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin coriāceus from corium leather
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