corniculum definition

  • noun:
    • A small horn-like part or procedure.
    • a tiny hornlike part or process.
    • In zoology and structure, a little horn; only a little knob, supervisor, or spur resembling or likened to a small horn, as that on top eyelid of horned puffin, for this reason known as Fratercula corniculata; especially, the smaller horn associated with individual hyoid bone tissue, as distinguished from the cornu or better horn.
    • a tiny horn-like part or process.
    • a little hornlike part or procedure.
    • In zoology and physiology, somewhat horn; a little knob, boss, or spur resembling or likened to a tiny horn, as that from the upper eyelid associated with the horned puffin, therefore called Fratercula corniculata; especially, the lesser horn of the real human hyoid bone, as distinguished through the cornu or higher horn.

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