Thursday, August 27, 2009
ungulate \ˈəŋ-gyə-lət\ adjective: 1 . having hooves, 2. of or relating to hoofed mammals
noun: a hoofed mammal
Etymology: Late Latin ungulatus, from Latin ungula hoof, from unguis nail, hoof
There are even-toed ungulates (such as sheep, goats, cattle, pigs, deer and camels) and odd-toed ungulates (horses, tapirs and rhinoceroses).