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1. a nonfunctional claw in dogs; the rudimentary first digit
2. an analogous rudimentary hoof in deer, goats, etc.
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A vestigial digit on the foot of a mammal which does not reach the ground.
A claw or hoof terminating such a digit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.