brachydactyly

[ brăk′ē-dăktə-lē ]

n.

Abnormal shortness of the fingers.

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Example sentences from the Web for brachydactyly

  • It has been found that an abnormality quite like brachydactyly is produced by abnormality in the pituitary gland.

    Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
  • One of the cases which has been most fully worked out is that of a deformity known as brachydactyly.

    Mendelism|Reginald Crundall Punnett