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declaw

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verb de·claw \-ˈklȯ\

Simple Definition of declaw

  • : to permanently remove the claws of (a cat)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of declaw

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove the claws of (as a cat) surgically


Medical Dictionary

declaw

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transitive verb de·claw \(ˌ)dē-ˈklȯ\

Medical Definition of declaw

  1. :  to remove the claws of (a cat) usually with the nail matrix and all or part of the last bone of the toe




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