brachydactylia

[brak-ee-dak-til-ee-uh]
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
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Examples from the Web for brachydactyly

Historical Examples of brachydactyly

  • One of the cases which has been most fully worked out is that of a deformity known as brachydactyly.

    Mendelism

    Reginald Crundall Punnett

  • 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


brachydactyly in Medicine

brachydactyly

[brăk′ē-dăktə-lē]
n.
  1. Abnormal shortness of the fingers.
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