corneagen

adjective

cor·​nea·​gen
ˈkȯ(r)nēəˌjen
variants or corneagenous
¦kȯ(r)nē¦ajənəs
: secreting cornea
used of the hypodermal cells that underlie the ocelli and ommatidia in insects

Word History

Etymology

cornea + -gen, noun suffix (here in attributive use) or -genous

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“Corneagen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corneagen. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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