variants or didactyle
or less commonly didactylous
: having only two digits on each extremity
plural -s

Word History


di- + -dactyl, -dactyle, -dactylous (from Greek daktylos finger)

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of didactyl was in 1802

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“Didactyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/didactyl. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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