cornification

noun
cor·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌkȯr-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce cornification (audio) \

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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The first known use of cornification was circa 1843

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“Cornification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornification. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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cornification

noun
cor·​ni·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌkȯr-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce cornification (audio) \

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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