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monodactylous

[ mon-uh-dak-tl-uhs ]
/ ˌmɒn əˈdæk tl əs /
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adjective Zoology.
having only one digit or claw.
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Also mon·o·dac·tyl [mon-uh-dak-tl] /ˌmɒn əˈdæk tl/ .

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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