kerato-

kerato-

variant of cerato-: keratogenous.
Also, especially before a vowel, kerat-.
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kerato- or (before a vowel) kerat-
 
combining form
1.  indicating horn or a horny substance: keratin; keratogenous
2.  indicating the cornea: keratoplasty
 
[from Greek kerat-, keras horn]
 
kerat- or (before a vowel) kerat-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek kerat-, keras horn]

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kerato- or kerat- or cerato- or cerat-
pref.

  1. Horn; horny: keratosis.

  2. Cornea: keratectomy.

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