unguiculate

1 of 2

adjective

un·​guic·​u·​late
-ˌlāt
variants or less commonly unguiculated
-ˌlātə̇d
1
a
: having nails or claws
b
: of or relating to the Unguiculata
2
: tapering below into a claw or a stalklike base
an unguiculate petal

unguiculate

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
: a mammal of the division Unguiculata

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

unguiculate from New Latin unguiculatus, from Latin unguiculus fingernail (from Latin unguis + -culus -cle) + -atus -ate; unguiculated from New Latin unguiculatus + English -ed

Noun

New Latin Unguiculata

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“Unguiculate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unguiculate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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