noun Medicine/Medical.

abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.

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
Related formsbrach·y·dac·tyl·ic, brach·y·dac·ty·lous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for brachydactylic


brachydactylous (ˌbrækɪˈdæktɪləs)


having abnormally short fingers or toes
Derived Formsbrachydactyly or brachydactylism, noun
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