- a combining form meaning “finger,” “toe,” used in the formation of compound words: dactylomegaly.
Origin of dactylo-
< Greek, combining form representing dáktylos finger, toe
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before a vowel dactyl-
- finger or toedactylogram
from Greek daktulos finger
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