- of, pertaining to, bearing, or shaped like a nail, claw, or hoof.
Origin of ungual
1825–35; < Latin ungu(is) a nail, claw, hoof (akin to Greek ónyx) + -al1
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Examples from the Web for subungual
The bony outgrowth from the terminal phalanx of the great toe—known as the subungual exostosis—is described and figured on p. 404.
Subungual exostosis is an osteoma growing from the terminal phalanx of the great toe (Fig. 107).
- of, relating to, or affecting the fingernails or toenails
- of or relating to an unguis
C19: from Latin unguis nail, claw
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Word Origin and History for subungual
"pertaining to a nail or claw," 1834, from Latin unguis "a claw, nail" (cognate with Greek onyx, Old English nægel, Old Norse nagl "nail;" see nail (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Beneath a fingernail or toenail.
- Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.
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