zygodactyl

adjective

zy·​go·​dac·​tyl ˌzī-gə-ˈdak-tᵊl How to pronounce zygodactyl (audio)
: having the toes arranged two in front and two behind
used of a bird

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary zyg- + Greek daktylos toe

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of zygodactyl was in 1831

Dictionary Entries Near zygodactyl

Cite this Entry

“Zygodactyl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zygodactyl. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

zygodactyl

adjective
zy·​go·​dac·​tyl ˌzī-gə-ˈdak-tᵊl How to pronounce zygodactyl (audio)
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