Corneous Cor"ne*ous (-?s), a. [L. corneus, fr. cornu horn.] Of a texture resembling horn; horny; hard. -- Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

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  • Corneous — This goat has corneous horns …   Wikipedia

  • corneous — adjective Etymology: Latin corneus Date: 1646 of a horny texture …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • corneous — adj. [L. corneus, of horn] Resembling horn; of hornlike texture; corniform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • corneous — /kawr nee euhs/, adj. consisting of a horny substance; horny. [1640 50; < L corneus horny, equiv. to corn(u) HORN + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • corneous — adjective Containing a horny substance; horny …   Wiktionary

  • corneous — Structures that are horny (sclerified), particularly as related to reproductive appendages (modified first pleopod) of first form males [Hobbs and Jass, 1988] …   Crustacea glossary

  • corneous — cor·ne·ous kȯr nē əs adj of a texture resembling horn * * * cor·ne·ous (korґne əs) [L. corneus] 1. horny. 2. keratinous (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • corneous — Synonyms and related words: bony, cement, cemental, concrete, dense, diamondlike, dure, flintlike, flinty, granitelike, granitic, hard, hard as nails, hardhearted, horny, iron hard, ironlike, lapideous, lithoid, lithoidal, marble, marblelike,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • corneous — cor·ne·ous || kɔːnɪəs adj. horny, like horn …   English contemporary dictionary

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