ungula

[uhng-gyuh-luh]

noun, plural un·gu·lae [uhng-gyuh-lee] /ˈʌŋ gyəˌli/.

Botany. an unguis.

Nearby words

  1. unguiculate,
  2. unguided,
  3. unguinal,
  4. unguinous,
  5. unguis,
  6. ungular,
  7. ungulate,
  8. unguligrade,
  9. unh,
  10. unh-unh

Origin of ungula

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin ungula a claw, hoof, talon, diminutive of unguis unguis

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British Dictionary definitions for ungula

ungula

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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