cerato-, cerat-, kerato-, kerat-, ker-, kera-, kerat-

(Greek: horn, horny tissue; cornea)

angiokeratoma, angioceratoma
1. A skin disease characterized by clusters of dilated blood vessels and by thickened skin, forming warty growths; especially, on the scrotum, fingers, and toes.
2. An intradermal cavernous hemangioma covered by a wartlike thickening of the horny layer of the epidermis. Also called telangiectatic wart.
ceratodont
ceratoid
cerotid
keratalgia
Pain in the cornea which is the transparent convex membrane that covers the pupil and iris of the eye; or the transparent membrane covering the eyeball.
keratic
keratin
Any of a family of scleroproteins that form the primary constituents of epidermis, hair, nails, and horny tissues.

Included are the cytokeratins of epithelial tissue and the hard keratins of ectodermally derived structures; such as, hair and nails.

Because it is insoluble in gastric juice, keratin is sometimes used to coat pills designed to dissolve in the intestine.

Leather is almost pure keratin.

keratinophile
Thriving on horny (keratin-rich) substrates.
keratinophilic
Keratin-seeking; using keratin as a substrate; said of fungi.
keratinophily
Denoting fungi that use keratin as a substrata, e.g., dermatophytes.
keratitis
keratoderma
keratodermis
keratodermo
keratogenesis