- 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.
Origin of unguiculate
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Unguiculate (clawed) petal of a Silene; with a two-parted crown.
Thus, for example, the tubulate corolla supposes the pre-existence of unguiculate petals.Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
Quadrupeds he was the first to divide into ungulate and unguiculate, hoofed and clawed, having himself invented the Latin words.
Palpi four: anterior pair pediform, cheliform, or unguiculate; posterior pediform.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
Unguiculate petals are universal and strongly marked in the Pink tribe, as in Soapwort (Fig. 248).
- (of mammals) having claws or nails
- (of petals) having a clawlike base
- an unguiculate mammal
C19: from New Latin unguiculātus, from Latin unguiculus, diminutive of unguis nail, claw