ungual

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ungual of or relating to a nail or claw or hoof
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ungual Having a nail, claw, or hoof attached; -- said of certain bones of the feet.
    • Ungual Of or pertaining to a nail, claw, talon, or hoof, or resembling one.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ungual An ungual phalanx or claw.
    • ungual Of, pertaining to, shaped like, or bearing a nail, claw, or hoof; unguicular; ungular.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ungual ung′gwal relating to, like, or having a nail, claw, or hoof
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. unguis, a nail, claw, hoof
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. unguis, a nail.

Usage

In literature:

In some few cases the metatarso-phalangeal joint is affected; but no case has been seen at the base of the ungual phalanx.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Associated Words: ungual, unguicular, retract, retractile, unguiculate, pounced, unguiform.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The insertion is on the base of the ungual phalanx.
"Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae" by William B. Stallcup
Type bones: 1 left femur, 2 ungual phalanges, and 1 rib.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Type bones: 1 left femur, 2 ungual phalanges, and 1 rib.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
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