Definition of "ungual" [un•gual]

  • (adjective) Of, resembling, or bearing a hoof, nail, or claw.
  • (adjective) Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.

Use "ungual" in a sentence

  • "This is called the ungual crest and helps anchor the keratinous covering of the claw onto the ungual: it's present in some sloths and anteaters too, and outside of xenarthrans is seen in cats."
  • "[Footnote A: The epithet 'ungual' is added by Chauveau to distinguish these arteries from the properly so-called plantar arteries -- the terminal divisions of the posterior tibial artery.]"
  • "Lift part of the nail, that covering the abscess, but leave the part which protects the ungual phalanx and assists healing."

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