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ungual

[uhng-gwuh l] /ˈʌŋ gwəl/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, bearing, or shaped like a nail, claw, or hoof.
Origin of ungual
1825-1835
1825-35; < Latin ungu(is) a nail, claw, hoof (akin to Greek ónyx) + -al1
Related forms
subungual, adjective
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Examples from the Web for subungual
Historical Examples
  • The bony outgrowth from the terminal phalanx of the great toe—known as the subungual exostosis—is described and figured on p. 404.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • subungual exostosis is an osteoma growing from the terminal phalanx of the great toe (Fig. 107).

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
British Dictionary definitions for subungual

ungual

/ˈʌŋɡwəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or affecting the fingernails or toenails
2.
of or relating to an unguis
Word Origin
C19: from Latin unguis nail, claw
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Word Origin and History for subungual

ungual

adj.

"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.)).

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subungual in Medicine

subungual sub·un·gual (sŭb-ŭng'gwəl) or sub·un·gui·al (-gwē-əl)
adj.
Beneath a fingernail or toenail.

ungual un·gual (ŭng'gwəl)
adj.
Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.

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