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polydactyl

[ pol-ee-dak-til ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈdæk tɪl /
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adjective Also pol·y·dac·tyl·ous.
having many or several digits.
having more than the normal number of fingers or toes.
noun
a polydactyl animal.
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Origin of polydactyl

From the Greek word polydáktylos, dating back to 1860–65. See poly-, -dactyl
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British Dictionary definitions for polydactyl

polydactyl
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈdæktɪl) /

adjective Also: polydactylous
(of man and other vertebrates) having more than the normal number of digits
noun
a human or other vertebrate having more than the normal number of digits

Word Origin for polydactyl

C19: via French from Greek poludactulos many-toed; see dactyl
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Medical definitions for polydactyl

polydactyl
[ pŏl′ē-dăktəl ]

adj.
Having more than the normal number of digits on a hand or foot.
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