- having certain digits joined together.
- a syndactyl animal.
Origin of syndactyl
First recorded in 1830–40; variant of syndactylus
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Examples from the Web for syndactylism
The third case of imperfection of dominance is that of syndactylism.
As a rule, which has an exception in the Peramelidae, there is no syndactylism of toes in the hind-foot.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Syndactylism illustrates another step in the series of decreasing potency of the dominant.
The more "normal" forms of syndactylism, as seen in poultry, still want for a causal explanation.
In syndactylism growth of the web keeps pace with that of the fingers.
- (of certain animals) having two or more digits growing fused together
- an animal with this arrangement of digits
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