cornification


cor·ni·fi·ca·tion

noun \ˌkr-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of CORNIFICATION

:  conversion into horn or a horny or keratinous substance or tissue

Origin of CORNIFICATION

Latin cornu horn
First Known Use: circa 1843

cor·ni·fi·ca·tion

noun \ˌkr-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORNIFICATION

1
: conversion into horn or a horny substance or tissue
2
: the histological and cytological changes that occur in the vaginal epithelium especially of a rodent in response to stimulation by an estrogen and that have been used as a bioassay for estrogenicity of chemicals (as pesticides) in the environment

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