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unguiculate

[uhng-gwik-ye-lit, -leyt] /ʌŋˈgwɪk yɛ lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective, Also, unguiculated
1.
bearing or resembling a nail or claw.
2.
Zoology. belonging or pertaining to the former superorder Unguiculata, comprising mammals having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs.
3.
Botany. having a clawlike base, as certain petals.
noun
4.
an unguiculate animal.
Origin of unguiculate
1795-1805
1795-1805; < New Latin unguiculātus, equivalent to Latin unguicul(us) fingernail (ungu(is) (see unguis) + -i- -i- + -culus -cule1) + -ātus -ate1
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unguiculate

/ʌŋˈɡwɪkjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(of mammals) having claws or nails
2.
(of petals) having a clawlike base
noun
3.
an unguiculate mammal
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin unguiculātus, from Latin unguiculus, diminutive of unguis nail, claw
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