unguiculate


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unguiculate

 [ung-gwik´u-lāt]
1. having claws.
2. clawlike.

un·guic·u·late

(ŭng-gwik'yū-lāt),
Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hooves.

unguiculate

(ŭng-gwĭk′yə-lĭt, -lāt′) also

unguiculated

(-lā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Having or resembling nails or claws.
2. Zoology Having nails or claws, as opposed to hooves. Used of mammals.
3. Botany Having a claw-shaped base: an unguiculate petal.
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Effect of storage time and conditions on the hard to cook defect in cowpeas (vigna unguiculate).
forms a clade, which is characterized by the petals ovate to obovate, and conspicuously unguiculate; calyx lobes separating into sepal-like segments at anthesis; anthers ovate to oblong, straight, yellow, usually without connective appendages; anthers dehiscing by small apical pores; and seeds numerous, small (1-2 mm), obpyramidal, with a smooth testa.
Lip three-lobed, (12)15-17 mm long, when spread (14)17-20 mm wide between the apex of the side lobes; base unguiculate, 2-3 mm long, white; lateral lobes erect, parallel, slightly falcate, oblong, 5- 7 x (2.5)3-3.5(4) mm, base little or not constricted, margins entire, pinkish; callus verrucose, extending from the base of the central lobe to the region between the lateral lobes, white; isthmus separating the lateral lobes from the central lobe usually evident, (1)2-3 mm long; central lobe, transversally broadly ovate, (6)9-11 x (9)11-13 mm, apex with a protruding fold, when flattened discreetly retuse, margins smooth, pinkish with the margins whitened, the pink becoming white with aging.