unguical

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin unguis (a nail or claw).

Adjective[edit]

unguical (not comparable)

  1. ungual

Quotations[edit]

1922 James Joyce, Ulysses (second impression)

[he] ... picked at and gently lacerated the protruding part of the great toenail, raised the part lacerated to his nostrils and inhaled the odour of the quick, then, with satisfaction, threw away the lacerated unguical fragment.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for unguical in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)