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dactylus

[ dak-tuh-luhs ]
/ ˈdæk tə ləs /
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noun, plural dac·ty·li [dak-tuh-lahy, -lee]. /ˈdæk təˌlaɪ, -ˌli/.

an enlarged portion of the leg after the first joint in some insects, as the pollen-carrying segment in the hind leg of certain bees.

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Origin of dactylus

New Latin <Greek; see dactyl
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