Pentadactyl
Pentadactyl Pen`ta*dac"tyl, Pentadactyle Pen`ta*dac"tyle, a. [Gr. ? with five fingers or toes. See {Penta-}, and {Dactyl}.] 1. (Anat.) Having five digits to the hand or foot. [1913 Webster]

2. Having five appendages resembling fingers or toes. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • pentadactyl — [pen΄tə dak′təl] adj. [L pentadactylus < Gr pentadaktylos: see PENTA & DACTYL] having five fingers or toes on each hand or foot …   English World dictionary

  • pentadactyl — pen·ta·dac·tyl .pent ə dak təl adj having five digits on each hand or foot <pentadactyl mammals> * * * pen·ta·dac·tyl (pen″tə dakґtəl) [penta + dactyl] having five fingers or toes on the hand or foot …   Medical dictionary

  • pentadactyl — pentadactylism, n. /pen teuh dak tl, til/, adj. 1. having five digits on each hand or foot. 2. having five fingerlike projections or parts. [1655 65; < L pentadactylus < Gk pentadáktylos. See PENTA , DACTYL] * * * …   Universalium

  • pentadactyl — adjective Having five digits on a limb …   Wiktionary

  • pentadactyl — pentÉ™ dæktɪl adj. having five fingers or toes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pentadactyl — [ˌpɛntə daktɪl] adjective Zoology having five toes or fingers. Derivatives pentadactyly noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • pentadactyl — pen·ta·dac·tyl …   English syllables

  • pentadactyl — pen•ta•dac•tyl [[t]ˌpɛn təˈdæk tl, tɪl[/t]] adj. anat. having five digits on each hand or foot • Etymology: 1655–65; < L pentadactylus < Gk pentadáktylos. See penta , dactyl …   From formal English to slang

  • pentadactyl — /pɛntəˈdæktl/ (say pentuh daktl) adjective having five digits on each hand or foot …   Australian English dictionary

  • pentadactyl —   a. having five fingers or toes to each hand or foot.    ♦ pentadactylate, a.    ♦ pentadactylism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”