Heterodactylous
Heterodactylous Het`er*o*dac"tyl*ous, a. [Hetero- + Gr. ? a toe.] (Zo["o]l.) Having the first and second toes turned backward, as in the trogons. [1913 Webster]

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  • heterodactylous — tələs adjective Etymology: heter + dactylous : having the first and second toes turned backward trogons are heterodactylous * * * /het euh roh dak teuh leuhs/, adj. Ornith. having the first and fourth toes directed backward, and the second and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • heterodactylous — /het euh roh dak teuh leuhs/, adj. Ornith. having the first and fourth toes directed backward, and the second and third forward, as in trogons. Also, heterodactyl. [1850 55; HETERO + DACTYLOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • heterodactylous — het·ero·dac·ty·lous …   English syllables

  • heterodactyl — adjective (of bird feet) having the first and second toes directed backward the third and fourth forward • Ant: ↑zygodactyl * * * |hed.ərō|daktəl adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary heter + dactyl (from Greek daktylos finger …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heterodactyl — Het er*o*dac tyl, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Heterodactylous. n. One of the Heterodactyl[ae]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trogon — Taxobox name = Trogons image width = 200px image caption = White tailed Trogon, Trogon viridis regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Aves infraclassis = Neognathae ordo = Trogoniformes ordo authority = AOU, 1886 familia = Trogonidae… …   Wikipedia

  • ετεροδάκτυλος — η, ο 1. (για πτηνά) αυτός που έχει τα δάκτυλα διατεταγμένα κατά διεύθυνση αντίθετη από τη συνηθισμένη (όπως τα αναρριχητικά) 2. (για ζώα) (το ουδ. πληθ. ως ουσ.) τα ετεροδάκτυλα τα ζώα που έχουν άνισα δάκτυλα 3. το αρσ. ως ουσ. ο ετεροδάκτυλος… …   Dictionary of Greek

  • Trogonidae — noun coextensive with the order Trogoniformes • Syn: ↑family Trogonidae • Hypernyms: ↑bird family • Member Holonyms: ↑Trogoniformes, ↑order Trogoniformes • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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