pamprodactylous

[ pam-proh-dak-tuh-luhs ]

adjectiveOrnithology.
  1. having all four toes directed forward, as in swifts and colies.

Origin of pamprodactylous

1
1895–1900; pam- (variant of pan-) + pro-2 + -dactylous
  • Also pam·pro·dac·tyl [pam-proh-dak-til] /ˌpæm proʊˈdæk tɪl/ .

Other words from pamprodactylous

  • pam·pro·dac·tyl·ism, noun

Words Nearby pamprodactylous

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