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ungulate (placental mammal)

Definition:

any of a number of mammals with hooves that are superficially similar but not necessarily closely related taxonomically

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

ungulates

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

hoofed mammal

Etymology:

"hoofed", from Late Latin ungulatus "hoofed", from ungula "hoof, claw, talon",...
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Wikipedia:

Ungulate | Ungulates

a diverse group of large mammals, most of which use the tips of their toes, usually hoofed, to sustain their whole body weight while moving. The term means, roughly, "being hoofed" or "hoofed animal". As a descriptive term, "ungulate" normally excludes... (41 of 4638 words, pronunciation, 22 images)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

ungulate [hoofed mammal]

formerly, any hoofed mammal. Although the term is now used more broadly in formal classification as the grandorder Ungulata, in common usage it was ... (24 of 147 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

ungulate | perissodactyl, artiodactyl [synonym]

any of a large group of mammals all of which have hooves: divided into odd-toed ungulates (perissodactyls) and even-toed ungulates (artiodactyls) See ... (22 of 215 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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Wiktionary:

ungulate | ungulates [plural]

Having hooves. | Shaped like a hoof. | An ungulate animal; a hooved mammal. (12 of 63 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

ungulate

Having hooves. | Resembling hooves; hooflike. | Of or belonging to the former order Ungulata, now divided into the orders Perissodactyla and ... (20 of 56 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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Oxford Dictionary:

ungulate

Syllabification: (un·gu·late) | [zoology] | a hoofed mammal. | See also "even-toed ungulate", "odd-toed ungulate".; Former order Ungulata, now divided ... (17 of 55 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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ungulate [zoology]

a hoofed mammal.; Former order Ungulata, now divided into two unrelated orders | (see "Artiodactyla" and "Perissodactyla") (16 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

ungulate [entry 1, adjective]

having hooves | of or relating to the ungulates (8 of 39 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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ungulate [entry 2, noun]

a hoofed typically herbivorous quadruped mammal (as an artiodactyl or a perissodactyl) of a group formerly considered a major mammalian taxon ... (21 of 44 words)

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Random House Dictionary:

ungulate | hooflike [synonym, sense-specific]

having hoofs. | belonging or pertaining to the Ungulata, a former order of all hoofed mammals, now divided into the odd-toed perissodactyls and ... (22 of 38 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

ungulate

having hoofs; of or belonging to a former group of all mammals having hoofs | shaped like a hoof | a mammal having hoofs (22 of 37 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

ungulate | ungulates [plural]

having hooves | resembling a hoof in shape or function | a mammal with hooves, e.g. the horse, rhinoceros, pig, giraffe, deer, or camel (22 of 61 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Online Etymology:

ungulate

First use: 1802

Origin: "hoofed", from Late Latin ungulatus "hoofed", from ungula "hoof, claw, talon", diminutive (in form but not sense) of unguis ... (20 of 31 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

ungulate

Origin: Late Latin ungulatus from Latin ungula, a hoof from unguis, a "nail"

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American Heritage Dictionary:

ungulate

Origin: Latin ungulātus, from ungula, hoof, diminutive of unguis, nail; see "unguis".

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Collins Dictionary:

ungulate

First use: 19th century

Origin: from Late Latin ungulātus having hooves, from ungula

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Oxford Dictionary:

ungulate

First use: early 19th century

Origin: late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula "hoof"

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Wiktionary:

ungulate | ungulates [plural]

Origin: Late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula ("hoof").

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Merriam-Webster:

ungulate [entry 1, adjective]

First use: 1839

Origin: Late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula hoof, from unguis nail, hoof

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ungulate [entry 2, noun]

First use: about 1842

Origin: New Latin Ungulata, from Late Latin, neuter plural of ungulatus

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Encarta Dictionary:

ungulate | ungulates [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: late Latin ungulatus from Latin ungula "hoof, claw" from unguis "nail, claw"

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Audio references

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ungulate

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the Free Dictionary:

ungulate

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Google Dictionary:

ungulate | ungulates [plural]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

ungulate

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