platydactyl

adjective
platy·​dactyl
variants: or less commonly platydactyle \ ¦platē+ \ or platydactylous \ "+ \

Definition of platydactyl

: having flat digits used especially of lizards and frogs with flattened adhesive tips to the toes

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History and Etymology for platydactyl

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

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“Platydactyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platydactyl. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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