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n. pl. un·gues (-gwēz)
1. Zoology A nail, claw, or hoof.
2. Botany The clawlike base of some petals.
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n, pl -gues (-ɡwiːz)
1. (Biology) a nail, claw, or hoof, or the part of the digit giving rise to it
2. (Botany) the clawlike base of certain petals
[C18: from Latin]
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n., pl. -gues (-gwēz).
1. a nail, claw, or hoof.
2. the clawlike base of certain petals.
[1685–95; < Latin unguis; see nail]
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|Noun||1.||unguis - any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin|
hoof - the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals
claw - sharp curved horny process on the toe of a bird or some mammals or reptiles
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
nail - horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
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