- having hoofs.
- belonging or pertaining to the Ungulata, a former order of all hoofed mammals, now divided into the odd-toed perissodactyls and even-toed artiodactyls.
- a hoofed mammal.
Origin of ungulate
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Examples from the Web for ungulate
The humerus resembles that of a Carnivore rather than that of an Ungulate.
But this suggestion of an Ungulate affinity can hardly be accepted.
Their structure proclaims these two divisions to be of ancient descent, and not to be modern twigs of the Ungulate stem.
An Ungulate is essentially a running animal, and has no need of a grasping finger.
The existence of the three horns covered with unaltered skin is the main characteristic of this Ungulate.
C19: from Late Latin ungulātus having hooves, from ungula
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Word Origin and History for ungulate
"hoofed," 1802, from Late Latin ungulatus "hoofed," from ungula "hoof, claw, talon," diminutive (in form but not sense) of unguis "nail" (see ungual). Ungulata, the order of hoofed mammals, is recorded from 1839.
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