- having certain digits joined together.
- a syndactyl animal.
Origin of syndactyl
First recorded in 1830–40; variant of syndactylus
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Historical Examples of 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
- (of certain animals) having two or more digits growing fused together
- an animal with this arrangement of digits
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