Syndactyl Syn*dac"tyl, Syndactyle Syn*dac"tyle, a. [Syn- + Gr. ? finger, toe.] (Zo["o]l. & Med.) Having two or more digits wholly or partly united. See {Syndactylism}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • syndactyl — or syndactyle [sin dak′təl] adj. [Fr syndactyle < Gr syn , together + daktylos, finger, toe: see DACTYL] having two or more digits united, as by webbing n. a syndactyl mammal or bird syndactylism n …   English World dictionary

  • syndactyl — syndactylism /sin dak teuh liz euhm/, sindactyly /sin dak teuh lee/, n. /sin dak til/, adj. 1. having certain digits joined together. n. 2. a syndactyl animal. [1830 40; var. of SYNDACTYLUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • syndactyl — /sɪnˈdæktəl/ (say sin daktuhl) Zoology –adjective 1. having certain digits growing joined together. –noun 2. an animal characterised by being syndactyl. Also, syndactyle. {syn + Greek daktylos fingered, toed} –syndactylism /sɪnˈdæktəˌlɪzəm/ (say… …   Australian English dictionary

  • syndactyl — syn·dac·tyl .sin dak təl adj having two or more digits wholly or partly united …   Medical dictionary

  • syndactyl — adj. having webbed or joined fingers or toes (of certain mammals or birds) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • syndactyl — [sɪn daktɪl] adjective Medicine & Zoology having digits wholly or partly united, either naturally (as in web footed animals) or as a malformation. Derivatives syndactyly noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • syndactyl — syn·dac·tyl …   English syllables

  • syndactyl — syn•dac•tyl [[t]sɪnˈdæk tɪl[/t]] adj. pat zool. having two or more digits joined, as in birds and certain mammals • Etymology: 1830–40; < Fsyndactyle; see syn , dactylous syn•dac′tyl•ism, sin•dac′tyl•y, n …   From formal English to slang

  • syndactyl — adj. (of an animal) having digits united as in webbed feet etc. Derivatives: syndactylism n. syndactylous adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • syndactyl, syndactyle — SYN: syndactylous …   Medical dictionary

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