[ 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 forms

sub·un·gual, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ungual


ungular (ˈʌŋɡjʊlə)

/ (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 ungual


[ ŭnggwəl ]


Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.
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