[ uhng-gwuh l ]
/ ˈʌŋ gwəl /
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
Related formssub·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.
Subungual exostosis is an osteoma growing from the terminal phalanx of the great toe (Fig. 107).
British Dictionary definitions for subungual
/ (ˈʌŋɡwəl) /
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)
[ sŭb-ŭng′gwəl ]
Beneath a fingernail or toenail.
Medicine definitions for subungual (2 of 2)
[ ŭng′gwəl ]
Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.
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