adjective Etymology: Latin unguis nail, claw, hoof — more at nail Date: 1834 of, relating to, or resembling a nail, claw, or hoof

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  • Ungual — Un gual, a. [L. unguis a nail, claw, hoof.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to a nail, claw, talon, or hoof, or resembling one. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a nail, claw, or hoof attached; said of certain bones of the feet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ungual — UNGUÁL, Ă adj. v. ungveal. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • ungual — pertaining to a nail or claw, 1834, from L. unguis a claw, nail (cognate with Gk. onyx, O.E. nægel, O.N. nagl nail; see NAIL (Cf. nail) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ungual — [uŋ′gwəl] adj. [< L unguis, a claw, NAIL + AL] of, like, or having a nail, claw, or hoof …   English World dictionary

  • Ungual — An ungual is a highly modified distal toe bone which ends in a hoof, claw, or nail. Elephants and other ungulates have ungual phalanges, as did the sauropods and horned dinosaurs. A claw is a highly modified ungual phalange. As an adjective,… …   Wikipedia

  • ungual — adj. [L. unguis, claw] Pertaining to the ungues or claws …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ungual — /ung gweuhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, bearing, or shaped like a nail, claw, or hoof. [1825 35; < L ungu(is) a nail, claw, hoof (akin to Gk ónyx) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ungual — adjective Pertaining to or resembling a creatures nail, claw or hoof; unguinal …   Wiktionary

  • ungual — Relating to a nail or the nails. SYN: unguinal. [L. unguis, nail] * * * un·gual əŋ gwəl, ən adj of or relating to a fingernail or toenail * * * adj. relating to the fingernails or toenails (ungues). * * * un·gual (ungґgwəl) [L. unguis nail]… …   Medical dictionary

  • ungual — un·gual || ʌŋgwÉ™l adj. of a nail or claw, resembling a nail or claw, resembling a hoof …   English contemporary dictionary

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