Polydactylism
Polydactylism Pol`y*dac"tyl*ism, n. [Poly- + Gr. ? finger: cf. F. polydactylisme.] (Anat.) The possession of more that the normal number of digits. [1913 Webster]

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  • polydactylism — noun The possession of more than the normal number of digits. Devendra Harne, pictured above, (India; born January 9, 1995) also has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes) as a result of the condition polydactylism. Syn: polydactyly, hyperdactyly …   Wiktionary

  • polydactylism — See polydactyl. * * * …   Universalium

  • polydactylism — SYN: polydactyly. * * * poly·dac·tyl·ism dak təl .iz əm n POLYDACTYLY * * * n. see hyperdactylism * * * poly·dac·tyl·ism (pol″e dakґtəl iz əm) polydactyly …   Medical dictionary

  • polydactylism — pÉ‘lɪ dæktɪlɪzm / pÉ’l n. state of having many fingers or toes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polydactylism — poly·dac·tyl·ism …   English syllables

  • polydactylism — n.; see hyperdactylism …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • polydactylism — ktə̇ˌlizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary polydactyl (from Greek polydaktylos many toed) + ism : polydactyly * * * polydacˈtylism or …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperdactylism — (polydactylism) n. the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. The extra digits are commonly undersized (rudimentary) and are usually removed surgically shortly after birth …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperdactylism — polydactylism; n. the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. The extra digits are commonly undersized (rudimentary) and are usually removed surgically shortly after birth …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Polydactyl cat — One of the polydactyl cats at the Ernest Hemingway House in Key West, Florida. This particular cat has 26 toes, two extra on each paw. A polydactyl cat is a cat with a congenital physical anomaly called polydactyly (or polydactylism, also known… …   Wikipedia

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