Definition of syndactyly
: a union of two or more digits that is normal in some animals (such as various marsupials) and that in humans occurs as an inherited condition or as a part of several genetic disorders and is marked by webbing of two or more fingers or toes and sometimes bony fusion of adjacent digits
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The same may be true of developmental disorders — like syndactyly.
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Origin and Etymology of syndactyly
New Latin syndactylia, from syn- + Greek daktylos finger
First Known Use: 1864See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of syndactyly
: a union of two or more digits that is normal in many birds (as kingfishers) and in some lower mammals (as the kangaroos) and that occurs in humans often as a hereditary disorder marked by the joining or webbing of two or more fingers or toes
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