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When a cat walks, its claws retract into a cutaneous fold (sheath) and it moves on its pads.
Bone of the lower terminal end of the toe bearing the claw.
Bone of the upper terminal end of the toe connected to the metacarpus.
Fibrous tissue connecting the muscle to the bone; relaxing the tendon causes the claw to retract.
Bone of the central part of the toe between the proximal and distal phalanges.
Curved pointy retractable corneous structure allowing the cat to climb, catch its prey and defend itself.