polydactyly
noun Date: 1886 the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes

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  • Polydactyly — or polydactylism (from Ancient Greek (polus) many + δάκτυλος (daktulos) finger ), also known as hyperdactyly, is a congenital physical anomaly consisting of supernumerary fingers or toes. When each hand or foot has six digits, it is sometimes… …   Wikipedia

  • polydactyly — polydactyly. См. полидактилия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Polydactyly — More than the normal number of fingers or toes. From the Greek “polys” (many) + “dactylos” (finger) = many fingers or, medically, too many fingers. Polydactyly is the opposite of oligodactyly (too few fingers or toes). * * * Presence of more than …   Medical dictionary

  • polydactyly — noun Polydactylism. Pranamya Menaria (India; born August 10, 2005) has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes). This is as a result of the condition Polydactyly and Syndactyly …   Wiktionary

  • polydactyly — /pol ee dak teuh lee/, n. Pathol. the condition of being polydactyl. Also, polydactylism. [1885 90; POLYDACTYL + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • polydactyly — poly·dac·ty·ly …   English syllables

  • polydactyly — noun birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes • Syn: ↑hyperdactyly • Derivationally related forms: ↑polydactylous • Topics: ↑homo, ↑man, ↑human being, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polydactyly (hexadactyly) — The presence of an extra, sixth finger or toe, a very common congenital malformation (birth defect). This is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits. In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether the six… …   Medical dictionary

  • Majewski's polydactyly syndrome — Classification and external resources OMIM 263520 DiseasesDB 32793 Majewski s polydactyly syndrome, also known as polydactyly with neonata …   Wikipedia

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