cornu

[kawr-noo, -nyoo]
noun, plural cornua [kawr-noo-uh, -nyoo-uh] .
a horn, especially a bony part that resembles a horn.

Origin:
1685–95; < Latin: horn; akin to Greek kéras (see cerat-), krāníon cranium

cornual, adjective
subcornual, adjective
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cornu (ˈkɔːnjuː)
 
n , pl -nua
anatomy a part or structure resembling a horn or having a hornlike pattern, such as a cross section of the grey matter of the spinal cord
 
[C17: from Latin: a horn]
 
'cornual
 
adj

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cornu cor·nu (kôr'nōō, -nyōō)
n. pl. cor·nu·a (-nōō-ə, -nyōō-ə)

  1. A part or structure, such as a protuberance, that is composed of a horny substance.

  2. See horn.


cor'nu·al adj.
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cornu

(Latin: "horn"), large metal horn of ancient Rome, used as a military and ceremonial instrument. It was about 11 feet (slightly more than 3 m) in length and had the shape of the letter G, with a crossbar brace that supported the instrument's weight on the player's shoulder. Two specimens survive from the ruins of Pompeii. Under the name tuba curva a version of the instrument was revived in France during the Revolution and was used by the composer Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry in his music for Voltaire's interment in the Pantheon

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From its cartilage are developed the styloid process, stylohyoid ligament, and lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
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