ungula

[ 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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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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