[an-ahy-suh-dak-tl-uh s, an-ahy-]
Zoology. having the toes unlike, or unequal in number.
Ornithology. having three toes directed forward and one backward.
Origin of anisodactylous
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adjective Also: anisodactylous
(of the feet of passerine birds) having the first toe directed backwards and the other three toes directed forwards
a bird having this type of feet
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