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syndactyl

[sin-dak-til] /sɪnˈdæk tɪl/
adjective
1.
having certain digits joined together.
noun
2.
a syndactyl animal.
Origin of syndactyl
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; variant of syndactylus
Related forms
syndactylism
[sin-dak-tuh-liz-uh m] /sɪnˈdæk təˌlɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
sindactyly
[sin-dak-tuh-lee] /sɪnˈdæk tə li/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for syndactylism

syndactyl

/sɪnˈdæktɪl/
adjective
1.
(of certain animals) having two or more digits growing fused together
noun
2.
an animal with this arrangement of digits
Derived Forms
syndactylism, noun
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syndactylism in Medicine

syndactylism syn·dac·tyl·ism (sĭn-dāk'tə-lĭz'əm)
n.
See syndactyly.

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