Kerasin to Key

(Ker"a*sin) n. (Physiol. Chem.) A nitrogenous substance free from phosphorus, supposed to be present in the brain; a body closely related to cerebrin.

(Ker"a*sine) a. [Gr. ke`ras horn.] Resembling horn; horny; corneous.

(Ker"a*tin) n. [Gr. ke`ras, -atos, horn.] (Physiol. Chem.) A nitrogenous substance, or mixture of substances, containing sulphur in a loose state of combination, and forming the chemical basis of epidermal tissues, such as horn, hair, feathers, and the like. It is an insoluble substance, and, unlike elastin, is not dissolved even by gastric or pancreatic juice. By decomposition with sulphuric acid it yields leucin and tyrosin, as does albumin. Called also epidermose.

(||Ker`a*ti"tis) n. [NL., fr. Gr. ke`ras, -atos, horn + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the cornea.

(Ker"a*tode) n. See Keratose.

(Ker`a*tog"e*nous) a. [Gr. ke`ras, -atos, horn + -genous.] Producing horn; as, the keratogenous membrane within the horny hoof of the horse.

(||Ker`a*toi"de*a) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ke`ras, -atos, horn + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Same as Keratosa.

(Ker"a*tome) n. [Gr. ke`ras, horn + to cut.] (Surg.) An instrument for dividing the cornea in operations for cataract.

(||Ker`a*to*nyx"is) n. [Gr. ke`ras, -atos, horn + puncture.] (Med.) The operation of removing a cataract by thrusting a needle through the cornea of the eye, and breaking up the opaque mass.

(Ker"a*to*phyte) n. [Gr. ke`ras, -atos, a horn + a plant.] (Zoöl.) A gorgonian coral having a horny axis.

(||Ker`a*to"sa) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ke`ras, -atos, a horn.] (Zoöl.) An order of sponges having a skeleton composed of hornlike fibers. It includes the commercial sponges.

(Ker"a*tose`) n. [Gr. ke`ras, -atos, horn.] (Physiol. Chem.) A tough, horny animal substance entering into the composition of the skeleton of sponges, and other invertebrates; — called also keratode.

(Ker"a*tose`), a. (Zoöl.) Containing hornlike fibers or fibers of keratose; belonging to the Keratosa.

(Ke*rau"no*graph) n. [Gr. thunderbolt + graph.] A figure or picture impressed by lightning upon the human body or elsewhere.Ker`au*nog"ra*phy n.

(Kerb) n. See Curb.

(Kerb"stone`) n. See Curbstone.

(Ker"cher) n. A kerchief. [Obs.]

He became . . . white as a kercher.
Sir T. North.

(Ker"chered) a. Covered, or bound round, with a kercher. [Obs.] G. Fletcher.

(Ker"chief) n.; pl. Kerchiefs [OE. coverchef, OF. cuevrechief, couvrechef, F. couvrechef, a head covering, fr. couvrir to cover + OF. chief head, F. chef. See Cover, Chief, and cf. Curfew.]

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