polydactyl
adjective Etymology: Greek polydaktylos, from poly- + daktylos digit Date: 1876 having or causing polydactyly

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  • polydactyl — [päl΄i dak′təl] adj. [Fr polydactyle < Gr polydaktylos, many toed: see POLY & DACTYL] having more than the normal number of fingers or toes n. a polydactyl person or animal polydactylism n. polydactyly polydactylous adj …   English World dictionary

  • polydactyl — 1894, from Fr. polydactyle, from Gk. polydaktylos; see POLY (Cf. poly ) + DACTYL (Cf. dactyl). Related: Polydactyly …   Etymology dictionary

  • polydactyl — poly·dac·tyl .päl i dak təl adj characterized by polydactyly <polydactyl strains of guinea pigs (Genetics)> also being a gene that determines polydactyly polydactyl n one having more than the normal number of toes or fingers …   Medical dictionary

  • polydactyl — /pol ee dak til/, adj. Also, polydactylous. 1. having many or several digits. 2. having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. n. 3. a polydactyl animal. [1860 65; < Gk polydáktylos. See POLY , DACTYL] * * * …   Universalium

  • polydactyl — pol•y•dac•tyl [[t]ˌpɒl iˈdæk tɪl[/t]] adj. Also, pol y•dac′tyl•ous. 1) anat. having many or several digits 2) pat having more than the normal number of fingers or toes 3) zool. a polydactyl animal • Etymology: 1860–65; < Gk polydáktylos. See… …   From formal English to slang

  • polydactyl — /pɒliˈdæktəl/ (say polee daktuhl) adjective 1. having many or several digits. 2. having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. –noun 3. a polydactyl animal. –polydactylism, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • polydactyl — adj. & n. adj. (of an animal) having more than five fingers or toes. n. a polydactyl animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • polydactyl — adjective variant spelling of polydactylous …   Wiktionary

  • polydactyl — pÉ‘lɪ dæktɪl / pÉ’l n. organism that has many fingers or toes adj. having many fingers or toes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • polydactyl — [ˌpɒlɪ daktɪl] adjective having more than five fingers or toes on a hand or foot. Derivatives polydactyly noun …   English new terms dictionary

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