Definitions for ungualˈʌŋ gwəl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of, pertaining to, bearing, or shaped like a nail, claw, or hoof.
Origin of ungual:
1825–35; < L ungu(is) a nail, claw, hoof (see nail )
of or relating to a nail or claw or hoof
Pertaining to or resembling a creature's nail, claw or hoof; unguinal.
Origin: From unguis 'nail, claw, hoof'
of or pertaining to a nail, claw, talon, or hoof, or resembling one
having a nail, claw, or hoof attached; -- said of certain bones of the feet
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, ungual means related to nail, as in periungual.
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