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polydactyly

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noun poly·dac·ty·ly \-ˈdak-tə-lē\

Definition of polydactyly

  1. :  the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes



1886

First Known Use of polydactyly

1886


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polydactyly

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noun poly·dac·ty·ly \-ˈdak-tə-lē\

Medical Definition of polydactyly

plural poly·dac·ty·lies

  1. :  the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers—called also polydactylia, polydactylism



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