tridactyl

adjective
tri·​dactyl | \ (ˈ)trī+ \
variants: or tridactylous \ "+ \ or less commonly tridactyle \ -​¦daktᵊl \

Definition of tridactyl

: having three fingers or toes the tridactyl foot of some reptiles

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History and Etymology for tridactyl

tridactyl, tridactylous from Greek tridaktylos, from tri- three + daktylos finger; tridactyle from French, from Greek tridaktylos

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“Tridactyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tridactyl. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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