Un"gu*la (?), n.; pl. Ungulae (#). [L., a claw, hoof, from unguis a nail, claw, hoof.]


A hoof, claw, or talon.

2. Geom.

A section or part of a cylinder, cone, or other solid of revolution, cut off by a plane oblique to the base; -- so called from its resemblance to the hoof of a horse.

3. Bot.

Same as Unguis, 3.

Spherical ungula Geom., a part of a sphere bounded by two planes intersecting in a diameter and by a line of the surface of the sphere.


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