dewclaw


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dewclaw

Zoology
1. a nonfunctional claw in dogs; the rudimentary first digit
2. an analogous rudimentary hoof in deer, goats, etc.

dewclaw

[′dü‚klȯ]
(vertebrate zoology)
A vestigial digit on the foot of a mammal which does not reach the ground.
A claw or hoof terminating such a digit.
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Only the iSCNT embryos that were derived from dewclaw cells of Mp developed outgrowths (Sugimura et al.
At issue is the fact dewclaws are easily snagged on reeds or brush, and if they tear one, your hunting day is ruined.
As I was holding him around the neck, it didn't take long before his razor sharp dewclaws ripped into my skin.
Buy or sell the hides, hooves, dewclaws, sinews or capes of deer, elk and antelope (pronghorn).
The exhibition also features objects from the Pacific Northwest including: an Aluet overcoat made from mammal intestines and dyed esophagus circa 1824-27; a plant fiber basket made in the Puget Sound region, possibly by Twana, prior to 1832; a man's shirt, possibly Nez Perce in the Columbia Plateau region, made from leather, horsehair, quills, wool, beads and deer dewclaws, circa 1840.
Upon locating the bruiser's hoof print, we can measure the length, width and, if present, even the distance between dewclaws.
While squatting, the rear feet of a doe pitch outward much more than usual and the dewclaws on the rear feet show up clearly.
He still has dewclaws on both of his forelegs and I have been told that they should have been removed.
The booties can be fastened to the dog's legs above the dewclaws with Velcro or tape.
Today the tail-less Brittany is standard, but most puppies have their tails docked along with clipped dewclaws a day or so after birth.