[ dak-tuh-luh s ]
/ ˈdæk tə ləs /
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
Words nearby dactylus
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