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claw foot

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noun

a foot with claws.
a representation of the claws of an animal or bird, especially on the foot of a piece of furniture.
a pathological distortion of the human foot, consisting chiefly of an abnormally high longitudinal arch.

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Origin of claw foot

First recorded in 1815–25
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Medical definitions for claw foot

claw foot
[ klô ]

n.

A deformity of the foot marked by an exaggerated arch and downward flexion of the toes.
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