kerato-


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Related to kerato-: keratocentesis

kerato-

or kerat- also cerato- or cerat-
pref.
1. Horn; horny: keratosis.
2. Cornea: keratectomy.

[Greek kerāto-, horn, from keras, kerāt-; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

kerato-

or before a vowel

kerat-

combining form
1. indicating horn or a horny substance: keratin; keratogenous.
2. (Medicine) indicating the cornea: keratoplasty.
[from Greek kerat-, keras horn]

kerato-

a combining form meaning “cornea”: keratoplasty.
Also, esp. before a vowel, kerat-.
[< Greek kerat- horn; compare cornea]
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