dewclaw


dew·claw

noun \ˈdü-ˌkl also ˈdyü-\

Definition of DEWCLAW

:  a vestigial digit not reaching to the ground on the foot of a mammal; also :  a claw or hoof terminating such a digit — see cow illustration

First Known Use of DEWCLAW

1576

dew·claw

noun \ˈd(y)ü-ˌkl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEWCLAW

: a vestigial digit not reaching to the ground on the foot of a mammal; also : a claw or hoof terminating such a digit
dew·clawed \-ˌkld\ adjective

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