unguiculate

adjective
un·​guic·​u·​late | \ -ˌlāt \
variants: or less commonly unguiculated \ -​ˌlātə̇d \

Definition of unguiculate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : 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

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of unguiculate (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mammal of the division Unguiculata

History and Etymology for unguiculate

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 29 Sep. 2022.

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