Definition of keratose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkerəˌtōs/

Entry from US English dictionary


(Of certain sponges) composed of a horny substance.
Example sentences
  • This contrasts with temperate and especially sub-tropical and tropical latitudes where keratose sponges can be common.
  • I have taken pictures of them feeding on the yellow keratose sponges.


Mid 19th century: from Greek keras, kerat- 'horn' + -ose1.

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Syllabification: ker·a·tose

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