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ad unguem

foreign term ad un·guem \äd-ˈu̇ŋ-ˌgwem\

Definition of ad unguem

    :  to the fingernail :  to a nicety :  exactly (from the use of the fingernail to test the smoothness of marble)


Origin of ad unguem

Latin


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