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ungula

[ uhng-gyuh-luh ]
/ ˈʌŋ gyə lə /
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noun, plural un·gu·lae [uhng-gyuh-lee]. /ˈʌŋ gyəˌli/.
Botany. an unguis.
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Origin of ungula

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin ungula a claw, hoof, talon, diminutive of unguisunguis
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British Dictionary definitions for ungula

ungula
/ (ˈʌŋɡjʊlə) /

noun plural -lae (-ˌliː)
maths a truncated cone, cylinder, etc
a rare word for hoof

Derived forms of ungula

ungular, adjective

Word Origin for ungula

C18: from Latin: hoof, from unguis nail
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