Anisodactylous
Anisodactylous An`i*so*dac"ty*lous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Characterized by unequal toes, three turned forward and one backward, as in most passerine birds. [1913 Webster]

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  • anisodactylous — /an uy seuh dak tl euhs, an uy /, adj. 1. Zool. having the toes unlike, or unequal in number. 2. Ornith. having three toes directed forward and one backward. Also, anisodactyl. [ANISO + DACTYLOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anisodactylous — Relating to anisodactyly. * * * an·iso·dac·ty·lous (an i″so dakґtə ləs) [aniso + dactylo + ous] having corresponding digits of unequal length …   Medical dictionary

  • anisodactylous — an·iso·dac·ty·lous …   English syllables

  • anisodactylous — /ænˌaɪsoʊˈdæktələs/ (say an.uysoh daktuhluhs) adjective 1. Zoology unequal toed; having the toes unlike. 2. Ornithology having three toes pointing forwards and one backwards. {aniso + dactyl (def. 1) + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • anisodactylous — |daktələs adjective Etymology: anis (I) + dactylous : having unequal toes used especially of passerine and picarian birds having three toes turned forward and one backward * * * /an uy seuh dak tl euhs, an uy /, adj. 1. Zool. having the toes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anisodactyla — An i*so*dac ty*la, Anisodactyls An i*so*dac tyls, n. pl. [NL. anisodactyla, fr. Gr. a nisos unequal ( an priv. + i sos equal) + da ktylos finger.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A group of herbivorous mammals characterized by having the hoofs in a single series… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anisodactyls — Anisodactyla An i*so*dac ty*la, Anisodactyls An i*so*dac tyls, n. pl. [NL. anisodactyla, fr. Gr. a nisos unequal ( an priv. + i sos equal) + da ktylos finger.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A group of herbivorous mammals characterized by having the hoofs in a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gressorial — Gres*so ri*al, Gressorious Gres*so ri*ous, a. [L. gressus, p. p. of gradi to step, go.] (Zool.) Adapted for walking; anisodactylous; as the feet of certain birds and insects. See Illust. under {Aves} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gressorious — Gressorial Gres*so ri*al, Gressorious Gres*so ri*ous, a. [L. gressus, p. p. of gradi to step, go.] (Zool.) Adapted for walking; anisodactylous; as the feet of certain birds and insects. See Illust. under {Aves} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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