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.
- in·ter·un·gu·late, adjective
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How to use ungulate in a sentence
The pattern holds for deer and other ungulates in both North America and Europe.
Transportation agencies, working with scientists, have been developing ways to predict where deer and other ungulates enter roads so they can post warning signs or install fencing or wildlife passages under or over the roadway.
Overall, given that most US states and more than 70 countries have seasonal “daylight saving” clock shifts, elevated ungulate-vehicle accident rates caused by clock shift may be a widespread problem.
They found that they belonged to a group called condylarths, or archaic ungulates, which includes the ancestors of today’s hooved animals.Meet the cat-sized mammals that thrived after the dinosaurs died | Claire Maldarelli | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
To find out where these creatures fell in the ungulate family tree, the team compared the fossils to teeth from 25 other condylarths and another more distantly-related early mammal.Meet the cat-sized mammals that thrived after the dinosaurs died | Claire Maldarelli | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
They are both femura, one probably that of an ungulate; the other of a carnivore.
This species is the most conspicuous (and possibly the most abundant) ungulate in Harding County.Mammals of Northwestern South Dakota | Kenneth W. Andersen
The only skull of a fossil lemuroid which he described (namely, Adapis) he declared to be that of an ungulate.The Last Link | Ernst Haeckel
The pileus is pulvinate-ungulate, much dilated, deeply sulcate; cinnamon, then brown or blackish; very much cracked or rimose.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise | M. E. Hard
Quadrupeds he was the first to divide into ungulate and unguiculate, hoofed and clawed, having himself invented the Latin words.
British Dictionary definitions for ungulate
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Scientific definitions for ungulate
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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