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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hoof, claw, or talon.
  • n. A section or part of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base; -- so called from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.
  • n. Same as Unguis, 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A slightly hooked or blunt nail—that is, a hoof, as of the horse, ox, etc.; also, a claw or nail of any kind; a talon.
  • n. In geometry, a part cut off from a cylinder, cone, etc., by a plane passing obliquely through the base and part of the curved surface: so named from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.
  • n. In surgery, an instrument for extracting a dead fetus from the womb.
  • n. In botany, same as unguis, 5.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL. (Pander, 1830).] A genus of brachiopods: same as Obolus, 3, and Ungulites.

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