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ungulate

adjective un·gu·late \ ˈəŋ-gyə-lət , ˈən- , -ˌlāt \

Definition of ungulate

1 :having hooves
  • ungulate mammals
2 :of, relating to, or affecting ungulates
  • ungulate diseases

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Origin and Etymology of ungulate

Late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula hoof, from unguis nail, hoof

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ungulate

noun

Definition of ungulate

:a hoofed typically herbivorous quadruped mammal (such as a pig, cow, deer, horse, elephant, or rhinoceros) of a group formerly considered a major mammalian taxon (Ungulata) — see artiodactyl, perissodactyl

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Origin and Etymology of ungulate

New Latin Ungulata, from Late Latin, neuter plural of ungulatus

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UNGULATE Defined for Kids

ungulate

noun un·gu·late \ ˈəŋ-gyə-lət \

Definition of ungulate for Students

:a usually plant-eating animal (as a cow, horse, or sheep) with hooves

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ungulate

adjective un·gu·late \ ˈəŋ-gyə-lət , ˈən- , -ˌlāt \

medical Definition of ungulate

1 :having hooves
2 :of or relating to the ungulates

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ungulate

noun

medical Definition of ungulate

:a hoofed typically herbivorous quadruped mammal (as a pig, camel, hippopotamus, horse, tapir, rhinoceros, or elephant) of a polyphyletic group formerly considered a major mammalian taxon (Ungulata)

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