[ uhng-gyuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ ˈʌŋ gyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /


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

First recorded in 1795–1805, ungulate is from the Late Latin word ungulātus having claws or hoofs. See ungula, -ate1

Related forms

in·ter·un·gu·late, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ungulate


/ (ˈʌŋɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt) /


any of a large group of mammals all of which have hooves: divided into odd-toed ungulates (perissodactyls) and even-toed ungulates (artiodactyls)See perissodactyl, artiodactyl

Word Origin for ungulate

C19: from Late Latin ungulātus having hooves, from ungula
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Science definitions for ungulate


[ ŭnggyə-lĭt ]

A hoofed mammal. Ungulates belong to two orders, Artiodactyla (those having an even number of toes) and Perissodactyla (those having an odd number of toes). See more at artiodactyl perissodactyl.
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