horny structure


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Noun1.horny structure - any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
hoof - the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals
claw - sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
nail - horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
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The operculum is a hard and horny structure that exists in many marine and freshwater snails.
The present study reinforces the idea of the presence of spikes or other horny structures wuth similar function for several species of glyptodonts," Dr Blanco said.
The bills of the 42 known species of toucan, members of the family Ramphastid-ae, are prominent-colored horny structures supported by a dense network of bone fiber.