[ uhng-gyuh-luh ]
/ ˈʌŋ gyə lə /
noun, plural un·gu·lae [uhng-gyuh-lee] /ˈʌŋ gyəˌli/.
Botany. an unguis.
Origin of ungula
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ungula a claw, hoof, talon, diminutive of unguis unguis
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Examples from the Web for ungula
A minute accessory joint, sometimes attached within the claws to the apex of the Ungula.
One or two pair of moveable incurved claws, which usually arm the apex of the Ungula.
British Dictionary definitions for ungula
/ (ˈʌŋɡjʊlə) /
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
maths a truncated cone, cylinder, etc
a rare word for hoof
Derived Formsungular, adjective
Word Origin for ungula
C18: from Latin: hoof, from unguis nail
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