pentadactyl

[ pen-tuh-dak-tl, -til ]
/ ˌpɛn təˈdæk tl, -tɪl /

adjective

having five digits on each hand or foot.
having five fingerlike projections or parts.

Origin of pentadactyl

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

Related forms

pen·ta·dac·tyl·ism, noun
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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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