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n. pl. un·gues (-gwēz)
1. Zoology A nail, claw, or hoof.
2. Botany The clawlike base of some petals.

[Latin; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.]
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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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(ˈʌŋ gwɪs)

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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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Similarly, diseases and conditions such as paronichia or onichomycosis omit the anatomical term unguis but use instead the alternative onyx ([phrase omitted]).
To the Editor: Ingrown toenail, also known as onychocryptosis or unguis incarnates, occurs when the periungual skin is punctured by its corresponding nail plate, resulting in a cascade of foreign body, inflammatory, infectious, and reparative processes.
In addition, the dermoscopic examination clearly revealed hyperkeratosis in the hyponychium and adherence of the nail bed to the nail plate, raising the suspicion of pterygium inversum unguis (Figure 2).
Brague quotes in Latin Bacon's plea to Pope Clement IV to establish schools throughout Christendom for the study of "alien" or foreign languages--that is, Hebrew and Greek, the original languages of the Bible and of philosophy: sapientia latinorum tracta est ex alienis Unguis; nam totus textus sacer et tota philosophia descenderunt a Unguis extraneis.
Onychocryptosis [from Greek onyx nail and kryptos hidden] also known as ingrown toenail, or unguis incarnatus is a common and painful form of nail disease.1 An ingrown toenail occurs when the edge of the nail grows down and extends into the skin of the toe.
They include splitting, longitudinal ridging, nail dystrophy, and pterygium unguis formation (2-10).
Luego el unguis articulado con los huesos propios de la nariz, maxilar superior, vomer, cornete inferior, temporales y mandibula.
millsi has 4 inner ungual teeth and the dorsal tooth is inserted at the level of the basal inner teeth, whereas the new species carries 3 inner teeth and the dorsal tooth is inserted near the base of the unguis.
Like us, they have the unguis, a hard, outer covering in which the keratin fibers run perpendicular to the direction in which the nail grows.
Penn./ Sapotaceae Sucupira/ Bowdichia virgilioides 7 5 7 Kunth/Fabaceae Purple mombin/ Siriguela/ Spondias 45 1 purpurea L/ Anacardiaceae Pacara Earpod Tree/ Timbauba/ 1 1 Enterolobium contortisiliquum (Vell.) Morong/ Fabaceae Tira-fogo * 7 6 2 Ubaia * 1 22 6 Cat's claw creeper/ Unha de gato/ 1 25 Dolichandra unguis cati/ Bignoniaceae Nettle/ Urtiga/ Cnidoscolus urens (L.) 2 5 Arthur/ Euphorbiaceae Canopyu/ Velame/ Croton 7 heliotropiifolius Kunth./ Euphorbiaceae Xiquexique/ Pilosocereus gounellei 29 1 (F.A.C.
On the other hand, shellfish species burrowing in the soil substrate at station 3 that include Telescopium telescopium, Polymesoda bengalensis, Lingula unguis, and Katelysia japonica were likewise found to contain minimal toxicities, ranging from 6 + 1 to 20 + 1 [micro]g STXeq/100 g tissue.