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Ungula

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ungula A hoof, claw, or talon.
    • Ungula (Geom) A section or part of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base; -- so called from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.
    • Ungula (Bot) Same as Unguis, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Ungula (ung′gū-la) a surgical instrument for use in removing a dead fœtus: a hoof-shaped section of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a claw, hoof, from unguis, a nail, claw, hoof
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. unguis, a nail.

Usage

In literature:

Center of gravity of an ungula and semi-cylinder.
"The Mechanical Properties of Wood" by Samuel J. Record
Ungula: a hoof, claw or talon.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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