- of, pertaining to, bearing, or shaped like a nail, claw, or hoof.
Origin of ungual
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This count includes the distal or claw joints (ungual joints).The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting
Edward A. McIlhenny
The ungual phalanges are also large and are cleft at their extremities.
The ungual phalanx progressively decreases in size from the first to the fourth.
The terminal or ungual phalanges of the digits are commonly specially modified to support nails, claws, or hoofs.
With some of the ungual phalanges there are also well-preserved examples of the epidermal sheath.Through the Heart of Patagonia
H. Hesketh Prichard
- of, relating to, or affecting the fingernails or toenails
- of or relating to an unguis
Word Origin for ungual
"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.)).
- Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.