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keratode

[ker-uh-tohd] /ˈkɛr əˌtoʊd/
noun
1.
the horny, fibrous substance forming the skeleton of certain sponges.
Also, keratose.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek keratṓdēs hornlike. See kerat-, -ode1
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