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horn

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noun \ˈhȯ(ə)rn\

Medical Definition of horn

  1. 1a:  one of the usually paired bony processes that arise from the head of many ungulates and that are found in some extinct mammals and reptiles; especially :  one of the permanent paired hollow sheaths of keratin usually present in both sexes of cattle and their relatives that function chiefly for defense and arise from a bony core anchored to the skullb:  the tough fibrous material consisting chiefly of keratin that covers or forms the horns of cattle and related animals, hooves, or other horny parts (as claws or nails)

  2. 2:  cornu

  3. horned \ˈhȯ(ə)rnd\play adjective





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