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u·nau

also u·nai  (yo͞o′nô, o͞o′nou)
n. pl. u·naus also u·nais
See sloth.

[Portuguese, from Tupí uná, lazy.]

unau

(ˈjuːnaʊ)
n
(Animals) the two-toed sloth. See sloth1
[C18: via French from Tupi]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unau - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfootunau - a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
2.unau - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front footunau - relatively small fast-moving sloth with two long claws on each front foot
tree sloth, sloth - any of several slow-moving arboreal mammals of South America and Central America; they hang from branches back downward and feed on leaves and fruits
Choloepus, genus Choloepus - a genus of Megalonychidae consisting of the two-toed sloth
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Summary: Police brutality behind death of Unais, family alleges in petition to India's Human Rights Commission and Kerala's chief minister
The family of Unais allege he was severely assaulted while at the police station by seven policemen and a sub-inspector, and that he was admitted to hospital on February 24 with blood oozing from his mouth and through his urine.
Relatives of Unais, who was an autorickshaw drivet, allege that he was a victim of police brutality.