cornu


cor·nu

noun \ˈkr-(ˌ)nü, -(ˌ)nyü\
plural cor·nua \-nü-ə, -nyü-\

Definition of CORNU

:  a horn-shaped anatomical part (as of the uterus)
cor·nu·al \-nü-əl, -nyü-\ adjective

Origin of CORNU

Latin
First Known Use: 1691

cor·nu

noun \ˈkr-(ˌ)n(y)ü\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cor·nua \-n(y)ə-wə\

Medical Definition of CORNU

: a horn-shaped anatomical structure (as either of the lateral divisions of a bicornuate uterus, one of the lateral processes of the hyoid bone, or one of the gray columns of the spinal cord)
cor·nu·al \-n(y)ə-wəl\ adjective

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