unguiculate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ung-gwik'ye-lit, -lāt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. bearing or resembling a nail or claw.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the former superorder Unguiculata, comprising mammals having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs.
  3. having a clawlike base, as certain petals.
  1. an unguiculate animal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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