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hoof,horny epidermal casing at the end of the digits of an ungulate (hoofed) mammalmammal,
an animal of the highest class of vertebrates, the Mammalia. The female has mammary glands, which secrete milk for the nourishment of the young after birth. In the majority of mammals the body is partially or wholly covered with hair; the heart has four chambers, and
..... Click the link for more information. . In the even-toed ungulates, such as swine, deer, and cattle, the hoof is cloven; in the odd-toed ungulates, such as the horse and the rhinoceros, it is solid.
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Horny covering for terminal portions of the digits of ungulate mammals.
A hoofed foot, as of a horse.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. the horny covering of the end of the foot in the horse, deer, and all other ungulate mammals
2. the foot of an ungulate mammal
3. a hoofed animal
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