Definition of ungulate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəNGɡyələt/
Pronunciation: /ˈəNGɡyəˌlāt/


A hoofed mammal. See also even-toed ungulate, odd-toed ungulate.
Example sentences
  • Feeding mainly on small ungulates - roe deer, chamois and musk deer - lynx are capable of killing prey three to four times their own size, and in some parts of their range, they take large ungulates, including red deer and reindeer.
  • This group of ungulates includes horses, tapirs, and rhinos.
  • The taxa in this study vary in both size and degree of specialization; prey type ranges from the birds and lizards of small cats and mustelids to the larger ungulates favored by big cats.


Early 19th century: from late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula 'hoof'.

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Syllabification: un·gu·late

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