cornified

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cornified (comparative more cornified, superlative most cornified)

  1. Converted into horn; horny.
    • 1966, New Scientist‎, page 290
      The least cornified, young cells stain violet or blue, more mature cells mauve and the most cornified, old and dying cells stain red.
    • 1998, Charles William Cummings, Charles J. Krause, & David E. Schuller, Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery‎, page 574
      Epidermis on the palms and soles is thicker and more cornified than epidermis on other areas of the body because of frequent use and superficial trauma.
    • 2002, Douglas H. Slatter, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery‎, page 499
      The filiform variety are less numerous in cats than in dogs but are more heavily cornified, with backward-pointing hooklike tips.
  2. Corny, or having been made corny.

Verb[edit]

cornified

  1. simple past tense and past participle of cornify