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Unguis

noun
(pl. ungues)
1.
Any rigid body structure composed primarily of keratin.  Synonym: horny structure.



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... retaining &c. v.; keep, detention, custody; tenacity, firm hold, grasp, gripe, grip, iron grip. fangs, teeth, claws, talons, nail, unguis, hook, tentacle, tenaculum; bond &c. (vinculum) 45. clutches, tongs, forceps, pincers, nippers, pliers, vice. paw, hand, finger, wrist, fist, neaf[obs3], neif[obs3]. bird in hand; captive &c.754. V. retain, keep; hold fast ...
— Roget's Thesaurus



Words linked to "Unguis" :   bodily structure, hoof, anatomical structure, complex body part, claw, body structure, structure, horny structure, Pithecellodium unguis-cati, nail



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