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claw

 (klô)
n.
1. A sharp, curved, horny structure at the end of a toe of a vertebrate animal.
2.
a. A chela or similar pincerlike structure on the end of a limb of a crustacean or arachnid.
b. One of one or more small curved structures at the tip of an appendage of an invertebrate, especially an insect or other arthropod.
c. A limb terminating in such a structure.
3. Something, such as the cleft end of a hammerhead, that resembles a claw.
4. Botany A narrowed, stalklike basal part of a petal, sepal, or bract.
tr. & intr.v. clawed, claw·ing, claws
To scratch, dig, tear, or pull with the claws or fingernails.

[Middle English clawe, from Old English clawu.]

clawed adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clawed - having or resembling a claw or claws; often used as a combining form; "sharp-clawed"
unguiculate, unguiculated - having or resembling claws or nails; "unguiculate animals"; "an unguiculate flower petal"
2.clawed - (of predatory animals) armed with claws or talons
armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
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