keratinous

[kuh-rat-n-uhs]
adjective
composed of or resembling keratin; horny.

Origin:
1895–1900; keratin + -ous

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keratinous ke·rat·i·nous (kə-rāt'n-əs)
adj.

  1. Relating to or resembling keratin.

  2. Horny.

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Example sentences
Spurs have a bony core and are covered with a keratinous material similar to our fingernails.
The hagfish's jawless mouth contains two parallel rows of pointed keratinous teeth, which are secured to rasping dental plates.
Their small heads had a keratinous beak and tiny leaf-shaped teeth.
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