cornu

noun
cor·nu | \ˈkȯr-(ˌ)nü, -(ˌ)nyü\
plural cornua\ˈkȯr-nü-ə, -nyü- \

Definition of cornu 

: a horn-shaped anatomical part (as of the uterus)

Other Words from cornu

cornual \ˈkȯr-nü-əl, -nyü- \ adjective

First Known Use of cornu

1691, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cornu

borrowed from New Latin cornū, going back to Latin, "horn" — more at horn

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cornu

noun
cor·nu | \ˈkȯr-(ˌ)n(y)ü \
plural cornua\-n(y)ə-wə \

Medical Definition of cornu 

: a horn-shaped anatomical structure (as either of the lateral divisions of a bicornuate uterus, one of the lateral processes of the hyoid bone, or one of the gray columns of the spinal cord)

Other Words from cornu

cornual \-n(y)ə-wəl \ adjective

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