corneous

[kawr-nee-uhs]
adjective
consisting of a horny substance; horny.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin corneus horny, equivalent to corn(ū) horn + -eus -eous

pseudocorneous, adjective
subcorneous, adjective
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corneous (ˈkɔːnɪəs)
 
adj
horny; hornlike
 
[C17: from Latin corneus horny, from cornūhorn]

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corneous cor·ne·ous (kôr'nē-əs)
adj.
Made of horn or a hornlike substance; horny.

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The softer epidermis is similar to that of the shell but the epidermis and corneous layer are much thinner.
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