Definitions for: Unguis


[n] any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin



Webster (1913) Definition: Un"guis, n.; pl. Ungues. [L., nail, claw, or hoof.]
1. The nail, claw, talon, or hoof of a finger, toe, or other
appendage.

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the terminal hooks on the foot of an
insect.

3. (Bot.) The slender base of a petal in some flowers; a
claw; called also ungula.

Synonyms: horny structure

See Also: anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, claw, complex body part, hoof, nail, structure

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