monodactylous

or mon·o·dac·tyl

[ mon-uh-dak-tl-uhs or mon-uh-dak-tl ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈdæk tl əs or ˌmɒn əˈdæk tl /

adjective Zoology.

having only one digit or claw.

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Origin of monodactylous

First recorded in 1820–30, monodactylous is from the Greek word monodáktylos one-fingered, one-toed. See mono-, -dactylous

OTHER WORDS FROM monodactylous

mon·o·dac·tyl·ism, mon·o·dac·ty·ly, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for monodactylous

monodactylous
/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈdæktɪləs) /

adjective

(of certain animals) having a single functional digit
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