anisodactylous

adjective
an·​iso·​dac·​ty·​lous | \ -¦daktələs \

Definition of anisodactylous

: having unequal toes used especially of passerine and picarian birds having three toes turned forward and one backward

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First Known Use of anisodactylous

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anisodactylous

anis- entry 1 + -dactylous

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“Anisodactylous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anisodactylous. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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