didactyl

adjective
di·​dac·​tyl
variants: or didactyle \ (ˈ)dī¦daktə̇l \ or less commonly didactylous \ -​tələs \

Definition of didactyl

: having only two digits on each extremity

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Other Words from didactyl

didactylism \ ⸗ˈ⸗təˌlizəm \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of didactyl

1802, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for didactyl

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

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“Didactyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/didactyl. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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