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keratinous

[kuh-rat-n-uh s] /kəˈræt n əs/
adjective
1.
composed of or resembling keratin; horny.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; keratin + -ous
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Examples for keratinous
  • 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.
keratinous in Medicine

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

  1. Relating to or resembling keratin.

  2. Horny.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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