syndactyly


syn·dac·ty·ly

noun \-lē\

Definition of SYNDACTYLY

:  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 of SYNDACTYLY

New Latin syndactylia, from syn- + Greek daktylos finger
First Known Use: 1864

syn·dac·ty·ly

noun \-lē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural syn·dac·ty·lies

Medical Definition of SYNDACTYLY

: 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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