Unguiculate
Unguiculate Un*guic"u*late, Unguiculated Un*guic"u*la`ted, a. 1. Furnished with nails, claws, or hooks; clawed. See the Note under {Nail}, n., 1. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Furnished with a claw, or a narrow stalklike base, as the petals of a carnation. [1913 Webster]


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  • Unguiculate — Un*guic u*late, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the Unguiculata. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unguiculate — [uŋ gwik′yo͞o lit, uŋ gwik′yo͞olāt΄] adj. [< L unguiculus, fingernail, dim. of unguis, claw, talon, NAIL + ATE1] 1. having nails, claws, or talons instead of hoofs 2. Bot. having an unguis n. a mammal having claws or nails …   English World dictionary

  • unguiculate — /ung gwik ye lit, layt /, adj. Also, unguiculated. 1. bearing or resembling a nail or claw. 2. Zool. belonging or pertaining to the former superorder Unguiculata, comprising mammals having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs. 3. Bot.… …   Universalium

  • unguiculate — un•guic•u•late [[t]ʌŋˈgwɪk yɛ lɪt, ˌleɪt[/t]] adj. Also, un•guic′u•lat ed. 1) zool. bearing or resembling a nail or claw 2) zool. belonging or pertaining to the former superorder Unguiculata, comprising mammals having nails or claws, as… …   From formal English to slang

  • unguiculate — /ʌŋˈgwɪkjələt/ (say ung gwikyuhluht), / leɪt/ (say layt) adjective Also, unguiculated. 1. bearing or resembling a nail or claw. 2. Zoology having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs. 3. Botany having a claw like base, as certain petals.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • unguiculate — adjective Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs …   Wiktionary

  • unguiculate — Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hooves. * * * un·guic·u·late (əng gwikґu lāt) 1. provided with claws or nails. 2. resembling a claw …   Medical dictionary

  • unguiculate — adj. resembling a nail or claw; having nails or claws …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unguiculate — [ʌŋ gwɪkjʊlət] adjective 1》 Zoology having one or more nails or claws. 2》 Botany (of a petal) having a narrow stalk like base. Origin C19: from mod. L. unguiculatus, from L. unguiculus fingernail, toenail , dimin. of unguis nail …   English new terms dictionary

  • unguiculate — a.; (also unguiculated) Clawed, having claws …   New dictionary of synonyms

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