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brachydactylia

[ brak-ee-dak-til-ee-uh ]
/ ˌbræk i dækˈtɪl i ə /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.
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Also brach·y·dac·ty·ly [brak-ee-dak-tl-ee]. /ˌbræk iˈdæk tl i/.

Origin of brachydactylia

From New Latin, dating back to 1880–85; see origin at brachy-, -dactyl, -ia

OTHER WORDS FROM brachydactylia

brach·y·dac·tyl·ic, brach·y·dac·ty·lous, adjective
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