horny structure

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n horny structure any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin
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Usage

In literature:

This can only be done by removing the horny sole and frog, and cutting boldly down upon the structures beneath.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
The mineral sometimes tends to become schistose, breaking with a splintery fracture, or its structure may be horny.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2" by Various
These rays closely resemble the horny fin-rays in the fins of embryo Elasmobranchii in their development and structure.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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