Definition of ungual in English:

ungual

adjective

Medicine Zoology
  • Relating to or affecting a nail, hoof, or claw.

    ‘the distal ungual phalanges may be much modified to bear claws, nails, or hoofs’
    • ‘It has been seen providing a tendon to the index finger, which does not join with the indicial tendon of the flexor profundus, but, running separately in the sheath, was inserted onto the ungual phalanx.’
    • ‘Further detailed physical examination revealed a flesh-colored papule in the nail bed of the third toe of the left foot, consistent with an ungual fibroma.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin unguis ‘nail’ + -al.

Pronunciation

ungual

/ˈʌŋɡw(ə)l/