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cornification

[kawr-nuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌkɔr nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun, Biology
1.
the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair, nails, or scales, from squamous epithelial cells.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; corn2 + -i- + -fication
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cornification in Medicine

cornification cor·ni·fi·ca·tion (kôr'nə-fĭ-kā'shən)
n.
See keratinization.

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