cornu

noun
cor·​nu | \ ˈkȯr-(ˌ)nü How to pronounce cornu (audio) , -(ˌ)nyü \
plural cornua\ ˈkȯr-​nü-​ə How to pronounce cornu (audio) , -​nyü-​ \

Definition of cornu

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

Other Words from cornu

cornual \ ˈkȯr-​nü-​əl How to pronounce cornu (audio) , -​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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornu. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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cornu

noun
cor·​nu | \ ˈkȯr-(ˌ)n(y)ü How to pronounce cornu (audio) \
plural cornua\ -​n(y)ə-​wə How to pronounce cornu (audio) \

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 How to pronounce cornu (audio) \ adjective

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