cornu

(redirected from uterine cornu)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

cor·nu

 (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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

cornu

(ˈkɔːnjuː)
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

cor•nu

(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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.