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

Origin and Etymology of cornification

Latin cornu horn


Medical Dictionary

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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