ungual

[ uhng-gwuh l ]
/ ˈʌŋ gwəl /

adjective

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

OTHER WORDS FROM ungual

sub·un·gual, adjective
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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.

    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

ungular (ˈʌŋɡjʊlə)

/ (ˈʌŋɡwəl) /

adjective

of, relating to, or affecting the fingernails or toenails
of or relating to an unguis

Word Origin for ungual

C19: from Latin unguis nail, claw
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Medicine definitions for subungual (1 of 2)

subungual
[ sŭb-ŭnggwəl ]

adj.

Beneath a fingernail or toenail.

Medicine definitions for subungual (2 of 2)

ungual
[ ŭnggwəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.
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