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claw foot

noun
  1. a foot with claws.
  2. a representation of the claws of an animal or bird, especially on the foot of a piece of furniture.
  3. 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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claw foot in Medicine

claw foot

(klô)
n.
  1. A deformity of the foot marked by an exaggerated arch and downward flexion of the toes.
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