cornification

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noun cor·ni·fi·ca·tion \ˌkȯr-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of cornification

  1. :  conversion into horn or a horny or keratinous substance or tissue

Origin and Etymology of cornification

Latin cornu horn


First Known Use: circa 1843


Medical Dictionary

cornification

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noun cor·ni·fi·ca·tion \ˌkȯr-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Medical Definition of cornification

  1. 1:  conversion into horn or a horny substance or tissue :  keratinization

  2. 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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