Definition of subungulate in English:

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Pronunciation: /səbˈəNGɡyəlit/ Pronunciation: /-ˌlāt/


A mammal of a diverse group that probably evolved from primitive ungulates, comprising the elephants, hyraxes, sirenians, and perhaps the aardvark.
Example sentences
  • Sirenians are members of the group known as subungulates, thought to be distantly related to hyraxes, elephants, and perhaps, artiodactyls and perissodactyls.
  • They are classified as ‘subungulates’ and believed to be related to hyraxes and sirenians.
  • In this edition, the subungulates are considered to include only the orders Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and Sirenia.

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Syllabification: sub·un·gu·late

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