noun cor·ne·in \ˈkȯ(r)nēə̇n\

Definition of cornein



  1. :  an iodized nitrogenous substance showing some protein reactions and constituting the organic basis of corals

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Origin and Etymology of cornein

International Scientific Vocabulary corne- (from Latin corneus horny) + -in; originally formed as German kornein

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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