[ an-ahy-suh-dak-tl-uh s, an-ahy- ]
/ ænˌaɪ səˈdæk tl əs, ˌæn aɪ- /


Zoology. having the toes unlike, or unequal in number.
Ornithology. having three toes directed forward and one backward.
Also an·i·so·dac·tyl.

Origin of anisodactylous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anisodactyl

/ (ænˌaɪsəʊˈdæktɪl, ˌænaɪ-) /

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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