Definition of Unguiculata
in former classifications
: a major division of Mammalia comprising mammals with nails or claws as distinguished from hoofed mammals and cetaceans — compare ungulata
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Origin and Etymology of unguiculata
New Latin, from neuter plural of unguiculatus unguiculate
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