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syndactyly

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noun syn·dac·ty·ly \-lē\

Definition of syndactyly

  1. :  a union of two or more digits that is normal in some animals (as various marsupials) and occurs as a human hereditary disorder marked by webbing of two or more fingers or toes



Origin and Etymology of syndactyly

New Latin syndactylia, from syn- + Greek daktylos finger


First Known Use: 1864


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syndactyly

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noun syn·dac·ty·ly \-lē\

Medical Definition of syndactyly

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syndactylies

  1. :  a union of two or more digits that is normal in many birds (as kingfishers) and in some lower mammals (as the kangaroos) and that occurs in humans often as a hereditary disorder marked by the joining or webbing of two or more fingers or toes




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