Ungulate meaning

ŭnggyə-lĭt, -lāt
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A hoofed mammal, such as a horse, pig, deer, buffalo, or antelope, belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into several orders including Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla.
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Having hoofs; of or belonging to a former group of all mammals having hoofs.
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Shaped like a hoof.
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A mammal having hoofs.
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A hoofed mammal, such as a horse, pig, deer, buffalo, or antelope, belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into several orders including Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla.
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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).
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Having hooves.
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Shaped like a hoof.
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An ungulate animal; a hooved mammal.

The majority of large land mammals are ungulates.

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Origin of ungulate

  • Latin ungulātus from ungula hoof diminutive of unguis nail unguis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula (“hoof").

    From Wiktionary