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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How to use dactylus in a sentence
For the same reason the name Pholas dactylus has been given by Naturalists to the species which we represent, fig. 66.A Conchological Manual | George Brettingham Sowerby
The common name for Pholas dactylus in the market, given to it on account of its cylindrical shape.A Conchological Manual | George Brettingham Sowerby
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