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
Medical Definition of cornification
1: conversion into horn or a horny substance or tissue : keratinization
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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