[ sin-dak-til ]
/ sɪnˈdæk tɪl /
having certain digits joined together.
a syndactyl animal.
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Origin of syndactyl
First recorded in 1830–40; variant of syndactylus
OTHER WORDS FROM syndactylsyn·dac·tyl·ism [sin-dak-tuh-liz-uhm], /sɪnˈdæk təˌlɪz əm/, sin·dac·tyl·y [sin-dak-tuh-lee], /sɪnˈdæk tə li/, noun
Words nearby syndactyl
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Example sentences from the Web for syndactyl
About 22 per cent of their offspring are syndactyl—a rather higher proportion than we have found before.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl|Charles Benedict Davenport
British Dictionary definitions for syndactyl
/ (sɪnˈdæktɪl) /
(of certain animals) having two or more digits growing fused together
an animal with this arrangement of digits
Derived forms of syndactylsyndactylism, noun
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