- a nail, claw, or hoof.
- Botany. the clawlike base of certain petals.
Origin of unguis
1685–95; < Latin unguis a nail, claw, hoof; akin to Greek ónyx
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Unguis: one of the claws at the end of the tarsus: also applied to a short process on the 6th antennal joint in some Aphids.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- a nail, claw, or hoof, or the part of the digit giving rise to it
- the clawlike base of certain petals
C18: from Latin
- 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