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[kawr-nuh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌkɔr nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/

noun, Biology.
the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair, nails, or scales, from squamous epithelial cells.

cornification cor·ni·fi·ca·tion (kôr’nə-fĭ-kā’shən)
See keratinization.


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