bearing or resembling a nail or claw.
Zoology. belonging or pertaining to the former superorder Unguiculata, comprising mammals having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs.
Botany. having a clawlike base, as certain petals.
an unguiculate animal.
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How to use unguiculate in a sentence
Palpi four: anterior pair pediform, cheliform, or unguiculate; posterior pediform.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4) | William Kirby
Foot broad, with two slender posterior appendages; operculum unguiculate.
unguiculate petals are universal and strongly marked in the Pink tribe, as in Soapwort (Fig. 248).The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
Quadrupeds he was the first to divide into ungulate and unguiculate, hoofed and clawed, having himself invented the Latin words.
Thus, for example, the tubulate corolla supposes the pre-existence of unguiculate petals.Everyday Objects | W. H. Davenport Adams
British Dictionary definitions for unguiculate
(of mammals) having claws or nails
(of petals) having a clawlike base
an unguiculate mammal
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