subungual

ungual

[uhng-gwuhl]
adjective
of, pertaining to, bearing, or shaped like a nail, claw, or hoof.

Origin:
1825–35; < Latin ungu(is) a nail, claw, hoof (akin to Greek ónyx) + -al1

subungual, adjective
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ungual or ungular (ˈʌŋɡwəl, ˈʌŋɡjʊlə)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or affecting the fingernails or toenails
2.  of or relating to an unguis
 
[C19: from Latin unguis nail, claw]
 
ungular or ungular
 
adj
 
[C19: from Latin unguis nail, claw]

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ungual
"pertaining to a nail or claw," 1834, from L. unguis "a claw, nail" (cognate with Gk. onyx, O.E. nægel, O.N. nagl "nail;" see nail).
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subungual sub·un·gual (sŭb-ŭng'gwəl) or sub·un·gui·al (-gwē-əl)
adj.
Beneath a fingernail or toenail.

ungual un·gual (ŭng'gwəl)
adj.
Of or relating to fingernails or toenails.

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