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爫 means 'claw' and is a variant of

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Strokes : 4    Radical number: 87    Usefulness: 7    Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Component in 107 kanji (9 Jōyō)
Hyōgaiji (表外字)
Kun
   つめ    claw; fingernail
In mnemonics, we often use this as a verb, as in 'claw in'.
Essay 2071 on 爪 (nail, claw; "claw" radical) covers this prevalent shape, which serves as the on-duty radical in (baron) and as a component in (vegetable), to name just two examples of places you wouldn't expect to see claws!
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