ker·​a·​to·​ma ˌker-ə-ˈtō-mə How to pronounce keratoma (audio)
plural keratomas also keratomata -mət-ə How to pronounce keratoma (audio)
: a hard thickened area of skin produced by hypertrophy of the horny layers : callus
: a tumorlike growth of horny tissue on the inner surface of the wall of a horse's hoof

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“Keratoma.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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