- having five digits on each hand or foot.
- having five fingerlike projections or parts.
Origin of pentadactyl
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In the former the axis of the foot remained in the middle of the third digit, as in the pentadactyl foot.Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol. 1 and 3, of 3)
George John Romanes
- (of the limbs of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) consisting of an upper arm or thigh, a forearm or shank, and a hand or foot bearing five digits
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