Definitions for unguisˈʌŋ gwɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•guis*ˈʌŋ gwɪs(n.)(pl.)-gues

  1. a nail, claw, or hoof.

    Category: Zoology

  2. the clawlike base of certain petals.

    Category: Botany

* (-gwēz)..

Origin of unguis:

1685–95; < L unguis; see nail

Princeton's WordNet

  1. horny structure, unguis(noun)

    any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unguis(noun)

    the nail, claw, talon, or hoof of a finger, toe, or other appendage

  2. Unguis(noun)

    one of the terminal hooks on the foot of an insect

  3. Unguis(noun)

    the slender base of a petal in some flowers; a claw; called also ungula

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