[hawrn-wurt, -wawrt] /ˈhɔrnˌwɜrt, -ˌwɔrt/
any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum, found in ponds and slow streams.
any aquatic plant of the genus Ceratophyllum, forming submerged branching masses in ponds and slow-flowing streams: family Ceratophyllaceae
any of a group of bryophytes belonging to the phylum Anthocerophyta, resembling liverworts but with hornlike sporophytes
Any of about 100 species of small bryophyte plants belonging to the phylum Anthocerophyta. Unlike liverworts but like mosses, hornwort sporophytes have stomata. The hornwort gametophyte consists of a low thallus, out of which numerous slender, upright sporophytes tipped with sporangia grow. The sporophyte has a meristem that elongates the sporophyte with new growth, a feature that distinguishes the plant from the other bryophytes. The name of the hornworts was suggested by the hornlike appearance of the sporophytes. See more at bryophyte.
/ˈhɔːnˌræk/ noun 1. a yellowish bryozoan or sea mat sometimes found on beaches after a storm
[hawr-nee] /ˈhɔr ni/ adjective, hornier, horniest. 1. consisting of a horn or a hornlike substance; corneous. 2. having a horn or horns or hornlike projections; horned. 3. hornlike as a result of hardening; callous: horny hands. 4. Slang: Vulgar. 5. Archaic. semiopaque or somewhat translucent, like horn. /ˈhɔːnɪ/ adjective hornier, horniest 1. of, like, or […]
noun 1. a gorgonian.
- Horny layer
horny layer n. See stratum corneum.