Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or resembling nails or claws.
  • adj. Zoology Having nails or claws, as opposed to hooves. Used of mammals.
  • adj. Botany Having a claw-shaped base: an unguiculate petal.
  • n. Zoology A mammal having nails or claws.

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  • adj. Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Furnished with nails, claws, or hooks; clawed. See the Note under nail, n., 1.
  • adj. Furnished with a claw, or a narrow stalklike base, as the petals of a carnation.
  • n. One of the Unguiculata.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs; not ungulate nor muticous, as a mammal; belonging to the Unguiculata.
  • In botany, furnished with a claw or claw-like base; clawed: said of petals; also, ending in a point like a claw.
  • In entomology, hooked, as if clawed.
  • n. A member of the Unguiculata.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or resembling claws or nails
  • n. a mammal having nails or claws

Etymologies

New Latin unguiculātus, from Latin unguiculus, fingernail, diminutive of unguis; see unguis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • For example, the human germ, primarily similar to all others, first differentiates from vegetal germs, then from invertebrate germs, and subsequently assumes the mammalian, placental unguiculate, and lastly the human characters.

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  • Corolla of 4 unguiculate petals, between white and straw color, 1 'long.

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  • Because the latter being divided into three branches by the diversity of the habits which, with the lapse of time, they have adopted, some have caused the formation of the Cetacea, others that of the ungulated mammals, and still others that of the unguiculate mammals.

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  • The planet las vegas, worsening from parker from all stoutly the haitian poignancy, compiler in a unguiculate of recurrent motrin.

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