TITLE

Hoof

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Hoof, the curved, horny covering that protects the toes of ungulates (grazing mammals). The hoof is a growth of epidermis (outer skin) that corresponds to a nail or claw. But unlike a nail or claw, the hoof is a blunt, thickened growth that almost completely encloses the toes or foot.
ACCESSION #
37310062

 

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