ungulate


ungulate

adjective

  1. having hoofs.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the Ungulata, a former order of all hoofed mammals, now divided into the odd-toed perissodactyls and even-toed artiodactyls.
  3. hooflike.

noun

  1. a hoofed mammal.

noun

  1. any of a large group of mammals all of which have hooves: divided into odd-toed ungulates (perissodactyls) and even-toed ungulates (artiodactyls)See perissodactyl, artiodactyl

adj.“hoofed,” 1802, from Late Latin ungulatus “hoofed,” from ungula “hoof, claw, talon,” diminutive (in form but not sense) of unguis “nail” (see ungual). Ungulata, the order of hoofed mammals, is recorded from 1839.

  1. A hoofed mammal. Ungulates belong to two orders, Artiodactyla (those having an even number of toes) and Perissodactyla (those having an odd number of toes). See more at artiodactyl perissodactyl.

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