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Pronunciation: korn


  1. The foodstuff, Zea mays
  2. In dogs and cats, a hard keratin growth on the footpad.
  3. In horses, a bruise resulting from impact on the sole of the foot and located between the wall and the bar at the heel.
  4. A hard or soft hyperkeratosis of the human foot secondary to friction and pressure.

Synonym(s): clavus1

[L. cornu, horn, hoof]

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