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dewclaw

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noun dew·claw \ˈdü-ˌklȯ also ˈdyü-\

Definition of dewclaw

  1. :  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




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dewclaw

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noun dew·claw \ˈd(y)ü-ˌklȯ\

Medical Definition of dewclaw

  1. :  a vestigial digit not reaching to the ground on the foot of a mammal; also :  a claw or hoof terminating such a digit

dewclawed \-ˌklȯd\play adjective


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