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[brak-ee-dak-til-ee-uh] /ˌbræk i dækˈtɪl i ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.
Also, brachydactyly
[brak-ee-dak-tl-ee] /ˌbræk iˈdæk tl i/ (Show IPA)
Origin of brachydactylia
From New Latin, dating back to 1880-85; See origin at brachy-, -dactyl, -ia
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brachydactylic, brachydactylous, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One of the cases which has been most fully worked out is that of a deformity known as brachydactyly.

    Mendelism Reginald Crundall Punnett
  • It has been found that an abnormality quite like brachydactyly is produced by abnormality in the pituitary gland.

    Applied Eugenics Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
brachydactyly in Medicine

brachydactyly brach·y·dac·ty·ly (brāk'ē-dāk'tə-lē)
Abnormal shortness of the fingers.

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