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keratose

Syllabification: ker·a·tose
Pronunciation: /ˈkerəˌtōs
 
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Definition of keratose in English:

adjective

Zoology
(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.

Origin

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

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