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a combining form meaning “fingered, possessing fingers,” or “toed, possessing toes,” used to form compound words in which the initial element specifies the type or number of fingers or toes: tridactylous.
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Origin of -dactylous
<Greek -daktylos, adj. derivative of dáktylos finger, toe; see -ous
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