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Origin: oe. Hof, as. Hof; akin to D. Hoef, G1huf, OHG. Huof, Icel. Hofr, Sw. Hof, dan. Hov; cf. Russ. Kopuito, Skr. Capha.

1. The horny substance or case that covers or terminates the feet of certain animals, as horses, oxen, etc. On burnished hooves his war horse trode. (Tennyson)

2. A hoofed animal; a beast. Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall not a hoof be left behind. (ex. X. 26)

3. (Science: geometry) see ungula.

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Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards

... organisms are "compatible". Once embryo is formed, the new genome will dictate appearance of a new organism (whether it's going to be a hoof or a hand). Unless there is a serious clash between the two organisms that cannot be reconciled, a hybrid will be born. This hybrid will not breed ...

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by Cat
Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

... going over the floor. Another example that I can think of off the top of my head would be when a horse is standing still and sometimes rubs his hoof over the ground, making a similar type of brushing sound. There might be other sounds that do it, but the only one I definitely know of is the ...

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by MysticKnight
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Sound and how the brain reacts to it
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The function of human nails

from evolutionary viewpoint, the limbs of all mammals end in a hardened structure - the hoof or claw. this hard structure serves the protect the limb from excessive wear (as in the hoof), or can be used as a tool for digging or as a weapon for overall protection (as ...

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by kiekyon
Thu Jul 20, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The function of human nails
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The Fiber Disease

... the answers. Once they are scientifically interested enough, and believe that, this time, (for the first time in their clinical career), the hoof beats on the plains of Arizona are not only exotic striped zebras, but a veritable herd of flashing scarlet elephants with bright yellow bows and ...

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by Cilla
Fri Apr 21, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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