monodactylous

[ mon-uh-dak-tl-uhs ]

adjectiveZoology.
  1. having only one digit or claw.

Origin of monodactylous

1
First recorded in 1820–30, monodactylous is from the Greek word monodáktylos one-fingered, one-toed. See mono-, -dactylous
  • Also mon·o·dac·tyl [mon-uh-dak-tl] /ˌmɒn əˈdæk tl/ .

Other words from monodactylous

  • mon·o·dac·tyl·ism, mon·o·dac·ty·ly, noun

Words Nearby monodactylous

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British Dictionary definitions for monodactylous

monodactylous

/ (ˌmɒnəʊˈdæktɪləs) /


adjective
  1. (of certain animals) having a single functional digit

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