Definition of keratose in English:

keratose

adjective

Zoology
  • (of certain sponges) composed of a horny substance.

    • ‘This contrasts with temperate and especially sub-tropical and tropical latitudes where keratose sponges can be common.’
    • ‘I have taken pictures of them feeding on the yellow keratose sponges.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek keras, kerat- horn + -ose.

Pronunciation:

keratose

/ˈkerəˌtōs/