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keratose

[ker-uh-tohs]
adjective
1.
having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges.
noun

Origin:
1850–55; kerat- + -ose1

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keratose (ˈkɛrəˌtəʊs, -ˌtəʊz)
 
adj
(esp of certain sponges) having a horny skeleton

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keratose ker·a·tose (kěr'ə-tōs')
adj.
Relating to or characterized by keratosis.

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