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pentadactyl

[ pen-tuh-dak-tl, -til ]
/ ˌpɛn təˈdæk tl, -tɪl /
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adjective
having five digits on each hand or foot.
having five fingerlike projections or parts.
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Origin of pentadactyl

1655–65; <Latin pentadactylus<Greek pentadáktylos.See penta-, -dactyl

OTHER WORDS FROM pentadactyl

pen·ta·dac·tyl·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pentadactyl

pentadactyl
/ (ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪl) /

adjective
(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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