Definitions

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  • adj. Consisting of, or like, flesh; fleshy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of, or like, flesh; carnous; fleshy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Fleshy; having the qualities of flesh: as, “carneous fibres,”
  • Flesh-colored; pink with a tinge of yellow.

Etymologies

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Latin carneus.

Examples

  • The scapula, covered by thick carneous masses, does not lie in the living body directly upon the osseous-thorax, neither does the clavicle.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • In one specimen I noticed a carneous degeneration, but this is really no reflection on Mr. Flannery personally.

    Remarks

  • June was composed of grasses neatly interwoven in the shape of an ovate ball, the smaller end uppermost and forming the mouth or entrance; it was lined first with cottony seed-down, and then with fine grass-stalks; it was suspended among high grass, and contained five beautiful little eggs of a carneous white colour, thicky freckled with deep rufous, and with a darkish confluent ring of the same at the larger end.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • In one pair the shell-blotches of washed-out purple are spread over the whole egg, and the surface-spots and clashes of carneous red are also equally spread over the whole shell.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

  • a barrenness, — if it be more condensed, or more thin, or more hardened, or more callous, or more carneous; or it may be from languor, or from an atrophy or vicious condition of body; or, lastly, it may arise from a twisted or distorted position.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Erasistratus assigns it to the womb’s being more callous or more carneous, thinner or smaller, than nature does require.

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • Sometimes they are dull white with brick-red spots openly disposed in form of a rude ring at the larger end; at other times the spots are rufescent claret, with duller indistinct ones appearing through the shell; others are of a deep carneous hue, clouded and coarsely blotched with deep rufescent claret; while again some are faint carneous with large irregular blotches of rufous clay with duller ones beneath the shell. "

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1

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