- abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.
Also brach·y·dac·ty·ly [brak-ee-dak-tl-ee] /ˌbræk iˈdæk tl i/.
Origin of brachydactylia
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Examples from the Web for brachydactyly
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
- Abnormal shortness of the fingers.
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