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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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Ipsilateral uterine artery ligation should be performed before attempting to repair a ruptured uterine cornu [6] or temporary clipping of the main structures (uterine and ovarian arteries) before the excision [15]; both techniques will help to achieve haemostasis and allow time to repair the cornu [16].
Uterine cornu was sutured separately with 0-Vicyrl.
Ovarian artery, a branch of abdominal aorta, traverses through infundibulapelvic ligament (suspensory ligament of ovary), gives branches to ovary and ends by anastomosing with branches of uterine artery near uterine cornu. Uterine vein follows the uterine artery and drains into internal iliac vein.