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keratin
noun , biochem a tough fibrous protein produced by the epidermis in vertebrates, and forming the main component of hair, nails, claws, horns, feathers and the dead outer layers of skin cells.
[19c]
keratinous adjective .


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keratinize or keratinise
verb (keratinized , keratinizing ) tr & intr to become or make something horny.
keratinization noun
1 formation of keratin.
2 becoming horny.


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keratitis
noun , med inflammation of the cornea.
[19c]


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kerato- or (before a vowel) kerat-
combining form , denoting
1 horn.
2 keratin.
3 the cornea.
[From Greek keras , keratos horn]


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keratoid
adjective resembling horn or keratin.


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