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syndactyl

[sin-dak-til]
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adjective
  1. having certain digits joined together.
noun
  1. a syndactyl animal.

Origin of syndactyl

First recorded in 1830–40; variant of syndactylus
Related formssyn·dac·tyl·ism [sin-dak-tuh-liz-uh m] /sɪnˈdæk təˌlɪz əm/, sin·dac·tyl·y [sin-dak-tuh-lee] /sɪnˈdæk tə li/, noun
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Examples from the Web for syndactyl

Historical Examples

  • About 22 per cent of their offspring are syndactyl—a rather higher proportion than we have found before.

    Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl

    Charles Benedict Davenport


British Dictionary definitions for syndactyl

syndactyl

adjective
  1. (of certain animals) having two or more digits growing fused together
noun
  1. an animal with this arrangement of digits
Derived Formssyndactylism, noun
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