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corn

 [korn]
1. Zea mays, a tall cereal plant that produces kernels on large ears and is the source of corn oil.
2. a circumscribed, conical, horny induration and thickening of the stratum corneum that causes severe pain by pressure on nerve endings in the corium. Corns are always caused by friction or pressure from poorly fitting shoes or hose. There are two kinds: the hard corn, usually located on the outside of the little toe or on the upper surfaces of the other toes; and the soft corn, found between the toes, usually the fourth and fifth toes, kept softened by moisture. Called also heloma.
corn oil a refined fixed oil obtained from the corn plant, Zea mays; used as a solvent and vehicle for medicinal agents and as a vehicle for injections. It has also been promoted as a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids in special diets.

corn

(kōrn),
1. The foodstuff, Zea mays
2. In dogs and cats, a hard keratin growth on the footpad.
3. In horses, a bruise resulting from impact on the sole of the foot and located between the wall and the bar at the heel.
4. A hard or soft hyperkeratosis of the sole of the human foot secondary to friction and pressure.
Synonym(s): clavus (1)
[L. cornu, horn, hoof]

corn

(kôrn)
n.
A horny thickening of the skin, usually on or near a toe, resulting from pressure or friction. Also called clavus.

corn

Podiatry A small, hard, conical hyperkeratosis caused by friction and pressure; the corn's apex may rub against subcutaneous nerve fibers causing significant pain Types Hard, soft Management Paring with a scalpel blade, appropriate footwear, padding–eg, hammer toe splint or corn pads. See Hard corn, Soft corn.

corn

(kōrn)
1. The foodstuff, Zea mays.
2. A hard or soft hyperkeratosis of the sole of the foot due to friction and pressure.
[L. cornu, horn, hoof]

corn

A protective response to local skin pressure in the form of an increased production of flattened, horny cells (cornified epithelium). The local pressure forces these hard cells further into the skin and stimulates further production.
Fig. 120 Corn. Generalized structure.click for a larger image
Fig. 120 Corn . Generalized structure.

corn

any of various cereal plants. The term ‘corn’ usually denotes the predominant cereal crop of a region, e.g. wheat in England, oats in Scotland and Ireland, and maize in North and South America.

Patient discussion about corn

Q. What corn based products can I eat. I have diverticular disease. I love corn tortillas, corn bread, corn dogs.

A. The dietary recommendations for people with diverticular disease of the colon are usually to add fibers-rich foods (fruits, vegetables etc.). As far as I know corn isn't especially rich in dietary fibers, so I don't know about any recommended corn-based foods, although I don't know about any recommendations to refrain from eating corn-based foods.

If you have any questions regarding this subject, you may consult your doctor. You may also read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/dietaryfiber.html

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References in classic literature ?
He loved the fattest marrow bones, the choicest fish, the milk warm from the goats, the first corn that was ripe, and the snug place by the fire.
The only way to get food was to work for Three-Legs or Little-Belly or Pig-Jaw; for there was no land that a man might plant with corn for himself.
"'All right,' said Long-Fang, 'then will I, too, be a strong man.' And he got himself corn, and began to make fire-brew and sell it for strings of money.
And Three-Legs often let many large fields lie idle so as to get more money for his corn. And the women, making so much money out of shell that much money was needed to buy with, Dog-Tooth stopped the making of money.
Then, too, there was always talk of war with the Meat-Eaters, and Dog- Tooth and Tiger-Face filled many houses with corn, and dried fish, and smoked goat-meat, and cheese.
And then we will go out together, the Fish-Eaters and the Meat-Eaters, and we will kill the tigers and the lions and the wolves and the wild dogs, and we will pasture our goats on all the hill-sides and plant our corn and fat roots in all the high mountain valleys.
And all the hunting animals will be killed, and, as Hair-Face said, all the hill-sides will be pastured with goats and all the high mountain valleys will be planted with corn and fat roots.
All this time the Corn Engrosser had been staring at Robin, his mouth agape with wonder.
At these words the corn factor grew pale as a linen napkin.
At the sound of the name of Robin Hood, the corn factor quaked with fear, so that he had to seize his horse by the mane to save himself from falling off its back.
With global farming conditions getting worse, cultivation of crops such as maize (corn) is being heavily marred by irregular presence of key micronutrients such as dietary fibers.
Navarro told the BusinessMirror that planters will not oppose importation as there is a need to augment the shortfall in local corn supply.