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

  • adj. Walking on hooves.
  • n. An unguligrade mammal.

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  • adj. that walks on hooves.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having, or walking on, hoofs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Walking upon hoofs; having true hoofs; cloven-footed, as a ruminant, or solidungulate, as the horse; belonging to the Unguligrada; not phalangigrade or tylopod.
  • n. An unguligrade quadruped.


Latin ungula, hoof; see ungulate + -gradus, walking; see plantigrade.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • 'lightweight' distal limb segments; interlocked or fused hand and foot elements; and a subunguligrade or unguligrade stance (unguligrady = condition where the animal bears all weight on its unguals; subunguligrady = similar, but with some weight borne on the penultimate phalanges as well).

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