Keratode
Keratode Ker"a*tode, n. See {Keratose}. [1913 Webster]

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  • keratode — Keratose Ker a*tose , n. [Gr. ke ras, atos, horn.] (Physiol. Chem.) A tough, horny animal substance entering into the composition of the skeleton of sponges, and other invertebrates; called also {keratode}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keratode — /ker euh tohd /, n. the horny, fibrous substance forming the skeleton of certain sponges. Also, keratose. [1870 75; < Gk keratódes hornlike. See KERAT , ODE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • keratode — /ker euh tohd /, n. the horny, fibrous substance forming the skeleton of certain sponges. Also, keratose. [1870 75; < Gk keratódes hornlike. See KERAT , ODE1] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Keratose — Ker a*tose , n. [Gr. ke ras, atos, horn.] (Physiol. Chem.) A tough, horny animal substance entering into the composition of the skeleton of sponges, and other invertebrates; called also {keratode}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • keratose — /ker euh tohs /, adj. 1. having a skeleton formed of horny fibers, as certain sponges. n. 2. keratode. [1850 55; KERAT + OSE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • keratogenic —   a. able to cause growth of horn, skin, hair, etc.    ♦ keratogenous, a. horn producing.    ♦ keratoid, a. horny.    ♦ keratode, n. keratose substance.    ♦ keratose, n. &   a. (substance) of horny fibres.    ♦ keratosis, n. excessive growth of… …   Dictionary of difficult words

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