- having many or several digits.
- having more than the normal number of fingers or toes.
- a polydactyl animal.
Origin of polydactyl
Examples from the Web for polydactyl
Historical Examples of polydactyl
Let us consider next what happens when a polydactyl individual is crossed with a normal individual.
It is also clear that the offspring of Silkie crosses are more apt to be polydactyl than those of Houdan crosses.
This inquiry is suggested by Castle's study (1906, p. 20) of polydactyl guinea-pigs.
- (of man and other vertebrates) having more than the normal number of digits
- a human or other vertebrate having more than the normal number of digits
Word Origin for polydactyl
- Having more than the normal number of digits on a hand or foot.