noun, plural dac·ty·li [dak-tuh-lahy, -lee]. /ˈdæk təˌlaɪ, -ˌli/.
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Example sentences from the Web for dactylus
For the same reason the name Pholas Dactylus has been given by Naturalists to the species which we represent, fig. 66.
The common name for Pholas Dactylus in the market, given to it on account of its cylindrical shape.
It has the shape of a date, or of a finger; whence its name of Dactylus, which in Greek signifies a finger.The Phantom World|Augustin Calmet
There is the Pholas Dactylus, which resembles a small, animated sausage with a pudding head.Bygones Worth Remembering, Vol. 2 (of 2)|George Jacob Holyoake
Pholas dactylus having hollowed out a shelter in a block of gneiss.The Ocean World:|Louis Figuier