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monodactylous

or monodactyl

[mon-uh-dak-tl-uh s or mon-uh-dak-tl] /ˌmɒn əˈdæk tl əs or ˌmɒn əˈdæk tl/
adjective, Zoology.
1.
having only one digit or claw.
Origin of monodactylous
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30, monodactylous is from the Greek word monodáktylos one-fingered, one-toed. See mono-, -dactylous
Related forms
monodactylism, monodactyly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monodactylous

monodactylous

/ˌmɒnəʊˈdæktɪləs/
adjective
1.
(of certain animals) having a single functional digit
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