variants or less commonly platydactyle
or platydactylous
: having flat digits
used especially of lizards and frogs with flattened adhesive tips to the toes

Word History


platydactyl from platy- + dactyl; platydactyle from platy- + Greek daktylos finger, toe; platydactylous International Scientific Vocabulary platy- + -dactylous

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“Platydactyl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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