cornification

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

Definition of cornification 

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

First Known Use of cornification

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cornification

Latin cornū "horn" + -ification — more at horn

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cornification

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

Medical Definition of cornification 

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

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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