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ungulate

[uhng-gyuh-lit, -leyt] /ˈʌŋ gyə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
having hoofs.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Ungulata, a former order of all hoofed mammals, now divided into the odd-toed perissodactyls and even-toed artiodactyls.
3.
noun
4.
a hoofed mammal.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Late Latin ungulātus having claws or hoofs. See ungula, -ate1
Related forms
interungulate, adjective
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Examples for ungulate
  • Monitoring of fences for ungulate ingress will be an on-going activity.
British Dictionary definitions for ungulate

ungulate

/ˈʌŋɡjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt/
noun
1.
any of a large group of mammals all of which have hooves: divided into odd-toed ungulates (perissodactyls) and even-toed ungulates (artiodactyls) See perissodactyl, artiodactyl
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin ungulātus having hooves, from ungula
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Word Origin and History for ungulate
adj.

"hoofed," 1802, from Late Latin ungulatus "hoofed," from ungula "hoof, claw, talon," diminutive (in form but not sense) of unguis "nail" (see ungual). Ungulata, the order of hoofed mammals, is recorded from 1839.

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ungulate in Science
ungulate
  (ŭng'gyə-lĭt)   
A hoofed mammal. Ungulates belong to two orders, Artiodactyla (those having an even number of toes) and Perissodactyla (those having an odd number of toes). See more at artiodactyl, perissodactyl.

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