مخلب

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root خ ل ب(ḵ-l-b).

Noun[edit]

مِخْلَب (miḵlabm (plural مَخَالِب(maḵālib))

  1. claw, nail, talon
  2. a reaping-hook that has no teeth, an undentate scythe for cutting grass
  3. butcher's hook
  4. a sort of surgical instrument
    • c. 1000, أبو القاسم (Abulcasis), Johannes Channing, editor, كتاب التصريف [De chirurgia], volume 1, Oxford: Clarendon Press, published 1778, page 240:

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

مُخَلَّب (muḵallabm (plural مُخَلَّبَات(muḵallabāt))

  1. (chemistry) chelate

Declension[edit]