- a nail, claw, or hoof.
- Botany. the clawlike base of certain petals.
Origin of unguis
Related Words for unguespaw, tentacle, fingernail, ungulate, frog, tramp, foot, cleft, unguis, cloven, talon, nipper, crook, hook, barb, spur, clapperclaw, fang, manus, grapnel
Examples from the Web for ungues
Historical Examples of ungues
They include the Lobus superior, the Lobus inferior, and the Ungues.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)
Each of the ungues has a little tuft of strong hairs issuing from the extremity of the terminal joint of the tarsi.
Tanquam ungues digitosque suos—As well as his nails and fingers; at his fingers' ends.
The furca is, as a rule, a powerful motor-organ, and has its laminae edged with strong teeth (ungues) or setae or both.
- a nail, claw, or hoof, or the part of the digit giving rise to it
- the clawlike base of certain petals
Word Origin for unguis
- Any of the thin horny translucent plates covering the upper surface at the end of each finger and toe, consisting of a visible body and a root concealed under a fold of skin; a fingernail or toenail.onyx