plural noun Syn·dac·ty·la

Definition of Syndactyla

in some classifications

  1. :  a primary division of Marsupialia comprising forms in which the second and third pedal digits are bound together into a single double-nailed toe and being approximately equal to Diprotodontia

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Origin and Etymology of syndactyla

New Latin, from syn- + -dactyla (from Greek daktylos finger)

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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