Definition of unguis in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʌŋgwɪs

noun (plural ungues /-wiːz/)

  • A nail, claw, or fang.
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    • She grabbed onto my arm roughly, digging her sharp ungues into my flesh.
    • Three minutes later the male darted at the female and seized her, using the ungues and the anal forceps.
    • Those of the male fore legs have both the ungues serrate.


early 18th century: from Latin.

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