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1. a curved pointed horny process on the end of each digit in birds, some reptiles, and certain mammals
2. a corresponding structure in some invertebrates, such as the pincer of a crab
3. Botany the narrow basal part of certain petals and sepals
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
A sharp, slender, curved nail on the toe of an animal, such as a bird.
A fork for removing nails or spikes.
A sharp-curved process on the tip of the limb of an insect.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.