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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ung′gwal, adj. relating to, like, or having a nail, claw, or hoof.—adj. Ung′uical.—n. Ung′uicorn, the horny nail at the tip of a bird's mandible.—adj. Unguic′ūlar, relating to a nail or claw.—n.pl. Unguicūlā′ta, a superordinal division of mammals with claws.—adjs. Unguic′ūlate, -d, having claws: furnished with a claw or narrow base, as the petal in some flowers.—n. Unguic′ūlus, a diminutive claw or similar appendage at the end of an insect's foot.—adjs. Unguif′erous, bearing an unguis of one kind or other; Ung′uiform, shaped like a claw; Ung′uinal, pertaining to the unguis or nail; Unguiros′tral, with a nail at the end of the bill.—ns. Ung′uis, a nail, claw, hoof, or any structure resembling such: the narrow part of the base of a petal, acting as a footstalk: a measure equal to the length of the nail of the little finger, ½-inch; Ungula (ung′gū-la), a surgical instrument for use in removing a dead fœtus: a hoof-shaped section of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base.—adj. Ungular (ung′gū-lar), like an ungula, ungual.—n.pl. Ungulata (ung-gū-lā′ta), an order of mammals, including (1) the Artiodactyla (with an even number of toes)—e.g. pig, hippopotamus, peccary, camel, and ruminants like cattle, sheep, and deer; (2) the Perissodactyla (with an odd number of toes)—e.g. tapir, rhinoceros, and horse.—adj. Ungulate (ung′gū-lāt), hoof-shaped: hoofed, having the digits enclosed in hoofs. [L. unguis, a nail.]
The numerical value of ungual in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of ungual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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