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  • adj. Consisting of, or made from keratin

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Examples

  • And I, helplessly impaled upon it's keratinous trident!

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  • One bony claw of Hagryphus preserves the impression of the keratinous fingernail-like that would have covered the claw in life.

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  • While the bony core is unforked, its keratinous covering is forked

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  • Though not all Paini have muscular forearms combined with keratinous spines, like coarse sandpaper, on their chests and forearms, those who live in fast-flowing streams do, evidently to prevent the slimy female from being whisked away during the sometimes hours-long amplexus required for the female to ovulate.

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  • Over the next few years, they retrieved more of the now nearly complete skull along with skin plates, rib fragments, a vertebra and a possible limb bone from the dinosaur species. plant-eating dinosaurs that resembled nature's armored tanks as they walked about on four limbs and their bodies were covered with bony armor that may have been covered with a colorful keratinous sheathing (same as the stuff in bird beaks and turtle shells).

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  • Parsons also illustrated the dermal armour of this new species based on the theory by Museum of the R.ckies paleontologist John R. Horner that there was an outer keratinous sheathing on it as found in modern turtle shells and bird beaks.

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  • Now called Tatankacephalus cooneyorum, the beast is a type of ankylosaur, or a group of plant-eating dinosaurs that resembled nature's armored tanks as they walked about on four limbs and their bodies were covered with bony armor that may have been covered with a colorful keratinous sheathing (same as the stuff in bird beaks and turtle shells).

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  • It consists of a strong relatively flexible keratinous nail plate originating from the nail matrix.

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  • This is called the ungual crest and helps anchor the keratinous covering of the claw onto the ungual: it's present in some sloths and anteaters too, and outside of xenarthrans is seen in cats.

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  • Kissing a trendy uncle goodnight meant risking friction burns to burrow my way through thick keratinous forest.

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