Kerato- (prefix)

Kerato- is a confusing prefix since it can refer to the cornea (as in keratitis and keratocornea) or to "horny" tissue (as in keratin and keratosis).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • kerato- — [ker′ə tō΄, ker′ətə] [< Gr keras (gen. keratos), HORN] combining form 1. horn, hornlike, horny tissue [keratogenous] 2. the cornea [keratotomy]: Also, before a vowel, prefix combining form kerat …   English World dictionary

  • kerat- — See kerato . * * * (kerato ) prefix denoting 1. the cornea. Example: keratopathy (disease of). 2. horny tissue, especially of the skin …   Medical dictionary

  • Prefixes, medical — Medical words are often put together, cobbled from two or more building blocks. Among these building blocks are the prefixes. Examples of prefixes used in medicine include: {{}}a : Prefix much employed in the health sciences indicating “not,… …   Medical dictionary

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