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corneous

[kawr-nee-uh s] /ˈkɔr ni əs/
adjective
1.
consisting of a horny substance; horny.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin corneus horny, equivalent to corn(ū) horn + -eus -eous
Related forms
pseudocorneous, adjective
subcorneous, adjective
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  • The softer epidermis is similar to that of the shell but the epidermis and corneous layer are much thinner.
British Dictionary definitions for corneous

corneous

/ˈkɔːnɪəs/
adjective
1.
horny; hornlike
Word Origin
C17: from Latin corneus horny, from cornūhorn
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corneous in Medicine

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

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