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Definitions of talon:

part of speech: noun

A low cusp of a tooth; the posterior ( distal) part or heel of an upper molar tooth.

Usage examples for talon:

  • It had been torn from its bed in some sea- cranny, to be combined with terrestrial vegetation; but to the mussels it was equal whether they died of thirst or of the grip of the talon like root of the kelp. "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast", Samuel Adams Drake
  • Seven fingers to either of his two hands, with the clutch of hawk's claw, with the grip of hedgehog's talon in every separate one of them. "The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge", Unknown

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The central portion of the pharynx, extending from the level of the palate to the vestibule of the larynx. ...