unguiculate


unguiculate

adjective Also un·guic·u·lat·ed.

  1. bearing or resembling a nail or claw.
  2. Zoology. belonging or pertaining to the former superorder Unguiculata, comprising mammals having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs.
  3. Botany. having a clawlike base, as certain petals.

noun

  1. an unguiculate animal.

adjective

  1. (of mammals) having claws or nails
  2. (of petals) having a clawlike base

noun

  1. an unguiculate mammal

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