keratinous
adjective see keratin

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • keratinous — /keuh rat n euhs/, adj. composed of or resembling keratin; horny. [1895 1900; KERATIN + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • keratinous — adjective Consisting of, or made from keratin …   Wiktionary

  • keratinous — 1. Relating to keratin. 2. SYN: horny. * * * ke·ra·ti·nous kə rat ən əs, .ker ə tī nəs adj composed of or containing keratin: HORNY * * * ke·rat·i·nous (kə ratґĭ nəs) 1. containing keratin or of the nature of keratin; called also… …   Medical dictionary

  • keratinous — adj. horny, resembling keratin (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • keratinous — ke·rat·i·nous …   English syllables

  • keratinous — /kəˈrætənəs/ (say kuh ratuhnuhs) adjective composed of or resembling keratin …   Australian English dictionary

  • keratinous — kəˈratənəs adjective Etymology: Greek keratinos, from kerat , keras horn more at horn : horny …   Useful english dictionary

  • keratinizing cyst — keratinous cyst any cyst containing keratinous material, such as an epithelial cyst …   Medical dictionary

  • horny teeth — keratinous, conical teeth derived from the epidermis in Petromyzontidae …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • horny — Of the nature or structure of horn. SYN: keratinous (2). * * * horny hȯr nē adj, horn·i·er; est 1 a) composed of or resembling tough fibrous material consisting chiefly of keratin: KERATINOUS <horny tissue> <after the horny material has …   Medical dictionary

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