zygodactylous
adjective Date: circa 1828 zygodactyl

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  • Zygodactylous — Zygodactylic yg o*dac ty*lic, Zygodactylous yg o*dac tyl*ous (?; 277), a. [Gr. zygo n a yoke, pair + ? finger, toe: cf. F. zygodactyle.] (Zo[ o]l.) Yoke footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; applied to birds which have two toes before and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zygodactylous — zy·go·dac·ty·lous (zī gə dăkʹtə ləs, zĭg ə ) adj. Zygodactyl. * * * …   Universalium

  • zygodactylous — adjective /ˌzeɪɡəʊˈdæktələs,ˌzeɪɡoʊˈdæktələs/ Having two toes pointing forward, and two toes pointing backward. Syn: zygodactyl …   Wiktionary

  • zygodactylous — zy·go·dac·ty·lous …   English syllables

  • zygodactylous — adjective see zygodactyl I …   Useful english dictionary

  • piciform — [pi′sə fôrm΄] adj. of, or having the nature of, an order (Piciformes) of birds, including woodpeckers and toucans, having two front and two hind toes for clinging to vertical surfaces * * * ▪ bird Introduction  any member of the group of birds… …   Universalium

  • locomotion — /loh keuh moh sheuhn/, n. the act or power of moving from place to place. [1640 50; see LOCOMOTIVE, MOTION] * * * Any of various animal movements that result in progression from one place to another. Locomotion is classified as either… …   Universalium

  • Zygodactyl — yg o*dac tyl, Zygodactyle yg o*dac tyle, n. [See {Zygodactylic}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any zygodactylous bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zygodactylae — yg o*dac ty*l[ae], n. pl. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) The zygodactylous birds. In a restricted sense applied to a division of birds which includes the barbets, toucans, honey guides, and other related birds. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zygodactyle — Zygodactyl yg o*dac tyl, Zygodactyle yg o*dac tyle, n. [See {Zygodactylic}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any zygodactylous bird. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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