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 (kôr′no͞o, -nyo͞o)
n. pl. cor·nu·a (-no͞o-ə, -nyo͞o-ə)
A part or structure, such as a bony protuberance, that resembles a horn.

[Latin cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cor′nu·al (-əl) adj.


n, pl -nua (-njʊə)
(Anatomy) anatomy a part or structure resembling a horn or having a hornlike pattern, such as a cross section of the grey matter of the spinal cord
[C17: from Latin: a horn]
ˈcornual adj


(ˈkɔr nu, -nyu)

n., pl. -nu•a (-nu ə, -nyu ə)
Anat. a horn-shaped bone or other part.
[1685–95; < Latin: horn]
cor′nu•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cornu - (anatomy) any structure that resembles a horn in shape
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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Attn: Mme Cornu Peggy, Assistante Et Gestionnaire De Marchs Publics
While the Helicidae represented by Cornu aspersa aspersa, Cantareus apertus and Theba pisana, as well as the of Subulinidae represented by Rumina decollata and Rumina paivae are only weakly sampled with 15% and 2% respectively.
Homme vert et cornu tenant un corbeau par les pieds dans [beaucoup moins que] Attrape cauchemar [beaucoup plus grand que], cavalier sans visage poignardant sa monture dans [beaucoup moins que] Trahison [beaucoup plus grand que] ou encore bete a queue de poisson aux dents saillantes capturant un homme dans [beaucoup moins que] L'ogre et le pecheur [beaucoup plus grand que], sont autant de representations que l'artiste propose.
In this study, we tested the relationships between various measurements of body size and crawling speed in the terrestrial snail Cornu aspersum.
Michael Le Cornu of Tendring Pensioners' Action Group said: "People are being fined for falling.
VIC: Jim Le Cornu (returned), Ian Penrose, Nicola Rivers
Reichert's cartilage, the cartilage of this arch ossifies to form styloid process, lesser cornu and upper part of hyoid bone.
In addition, Francois Cornu, a seasoned biologist renowned in the French clinical biology market, will be joining as president of Biomnis specialty laboratory.
Christoph Pieper draws on the so-called new historicism to show how Basinio of Parma used textual corrections, markings, and Greek quotations to fashion himself as author, in negotiation with those who he hoped would read his Hesperis, Marianne Pade follows Niccolo Perotti's Cornu eopiae from the manuscript presentation copy through a series of early editions to demonstrate that the way in which the text was set out helped effect a change in its status, from a commentary on Martial to a lexicographical handbook.
When deeper insertion of the forceps is necessary to explore the fundus and cornu, care must be taken to apply cervical traction and follow the axis of the uterus to minimize the risk of trauma to the uterine wall.
LE CORNU MARGARET ROSE Passed away peacefully on 15th January 2015, aged 78.
Sipho narrow siphonal capsule weakly hook shaped with small short adjacent arm while large thick opposite arm; paramere narrow longer than median lobe; trabes bifurcated apically; genital plate weakly s-shaped; lateral plate large oval; spermatheca with distinctly short cornu ramus large tetragonal nodulus absent.