unguiculate[uŋ gwik′yo̵̅o̅ lit, -lāt′]
- having nails, claws, or talons instead of hoofs
- Bot. having an unguis
Origin: from Classical Latin unguiculus, fingernail, diminutive of unguis, claw, talon, nail plush -ate
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- Having or resembling nails or claws.
- Zoology Having nails or claws, as opposed to hooves. Used of mammals.
- Botany Having a claw-shaped base: an unguiculate petal.
Origin: New Latin unguiculātus, from Latin unguiculus, fingernail, diminutive of unguis; see unguis.