claw-foot

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claw-foot (klaw-fuut) n. an excessively arched foot, giving an unnaturally high instep. In most cases the cause is unknown, but the deformity may sometimes be due to an imbalance between the muscles flexing the toes and the shorter muscles that extend them. Medical name: pes cavus.

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