[ pen-tuh-dak-tl, -til ]
/ ˌpɛn təˈdæk tl, -tɪl /
having five digits on each hand or foot.
having five fingerlike projections or parts.
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Example sentences from the Web for pentadactyl
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
British Dictionary definitions for pentadactyl
/ (ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪl) /
(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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