Horn-like; horny: the skeleton is formed of a corneous substance
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- This termination may be further modified by a covering of corneous material which appears black or dark brown even in the fossil record.
- In these animals, lipids are deposited into spaces between cells, where they become organized into distinct sandwiched layers within the epidermis's corneous tissues (consisting primarily of fibrous keratin proteins).
- During the final growth stage, the culture is exposed to air to promote the formation of a corneous layer - similar to the upper layer of human skin.
mid 17th century: from Latin corneus (from cornu 'horn') + -ous.
Definition of corneous in:
- The US English dictionary