Definition of polydactyly
: the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes
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State Veterinarian Susan Keller said the calf may have been born with one of two disorders: polymelia, where extra limbs are often smaller or shrunken, or polydactyly, which is the result of genetic combinations involving recessive genes.
To determine how common polydactyly was among the Chacos, the researchers conducted an analysis of 96 skeletons excavated from Pueblo Bonito during prior expeditions.
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Medical Definition of polydactyly
: the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers—called also polydactylia, polydactylism
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