Cornification
Cornification Cor`ni*fi*ca"tion (k?r`n?-f?-k?"sh?n), n. Conversion into, or formation of, horn; a becoming like horn. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cornification — is the process of forming an epidermal barrier in stratified squamous epithelial tissue. At cellular level cornification is characterised by* production of keratin * production of small proline rich (SPRR) proteins and transglutaminase which… …   Wikipedia

  • cornification — noun Etymology: Latin cornu horn Date: circa 1843 conversion into horn or a horny or keratinous substance or tissue …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cornification — conversion into horny tissue; hardening …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cornification — n. [L. dim. cornu, horn; facere, to make] Formation of horn or horn like material; keratinization …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cornification — /kawr neuh fi kay sheuhn/, n. Biol. the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair, nails, or scales, from squamous epithelial cells. [1835 45; CORN2 + I + FICATION] * * * …   Universalium

  • cornification — noun Conversion into, or formation of, horn; a becoming like horn …   Wiktionary

  • cornification — SYN: keratinization. [L. cornu, horn, + facio, to make] * * * cor·ni·fi·ca·tion .kȯr nə fə kā shən n 1) conversion into horn or a horny substance or tissue 2) the histological and cytological changes that occur in the vaginal epithelium esp. of… …   Medical dictionary

  • cornification — cor·ni·fi·ca·tion …   English syllables

  • cornification — n.; see keratinization …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cornification — cor•ni•fi•ca•tion [[t]ˌkɔr nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən[/t]] n. phl biochem. the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair, nails, or scales, from squamous epithelial cells • Etymology: 1835–45; corn II+ i + fication …   From formal English to slang

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