Definition of ungual in English:

ungual

Line breaks: un¦gual
Pronunciation: /ˈʌŋgw(ə)l
 
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adjective

Zoology & Medicine
Relating to or affecting a nail, hoof, or claw: the distal ungual phalanges may be much modified to bear claws, nails, or hoofs
More example sentences
  • Further detailed physical examination revealed a flesh-colored papule in the nail bed of the third toe of the left foot, consistent with an ungual fibroma.
  • It has been seen providing a tendon to the index finger, which does not join with the indicial tendon of the flexor profundus, but, running separately in the sheath, was inserted onto the ungual phalanx.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin unguis 'nail' + -al.

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