tetradactyl

noun

a four-toed animal

adjective Also: ˌtetra'dactylous

having four toes or fingers

Nearby words

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  6. tetradactylous,
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  8. tetradymite,
  9. tetradynamous,
  10. tetraethyl

Word Origin for tetradactyl

C19: from Greek tetradaktulos, from tetra- + daktulos finger

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Medicine definitions for tetradactyl

tetradactyl

[tĕt′rə-dăktəl]

adj.

Having only four fingers or toes on a hand or foot.

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