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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.
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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
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(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.
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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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BS: base of sacrum; SC: sacral cornua; SCL: sacrococcygeal ligament; SH: sacral hiatus.
In the caudal block Group C, on the other hand, after anaesthetising the patient by the standard general anaesthesia method, the patient was put in lateral decubitus position, and following the necessary sterilisation and covering procedures, in line with the absolute asepsis and antisepsis conditions in surgery, sacral cornua was palpated, sacral hiatus was located, and bupivacaine 0.25% of 0.5 ml/kg volume in 1 mg/kg dose (maximum 50mg, 20cc volume) was administered by the anaesthesiologist into the sacral hiatus by means of a 22-gauge caudal needle (B Braun(r), Melsungen, Germany).
Miller reported that the trachealis muscle consists of transverse bands that unite with the cornua of C-shaped tracheal cartilage rings (8).
Multislice computerized tomography (MSCT) showed an advanced neoplastic process in the upper and middle esophagus, which extended in cranio-caudal direction from the lower cornua of the thyroid cartilage to the aortic arch.
The uterine cornua and fallopian tubes, as well as peritoneal reflections, were anatomically normally in position.
The measurements used were BL: body length; BW: body width at the 6th abdominal tergite; CSL: cephalopharyngeal skeleton length, from the anterior apex of the mandible to the end of the ventral cornua, at lower end of the dorsal cornua; HSL: hypopharyngeal sclerite length, from mouth hook joint to the rear distal point; and HSH: height of the hypopharyngeal sclerite at the anterior base of the hypopharyngeal bridge, perpendicular to the upper edge.
(6) A salpinx servia para "incitar e inflamar os animos", ut excitarentur atque evibrarentur animi, quod cornua et litui moliuntur (Gell I.11.1), "provocando os jovens as armas", <<[phrase omitted]>> (Philostr.
The suture was more or less vertical and lying about 4 cm from the cornua.