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[te-truh-dak-tl-uh s]
adjective Zoology.
  1. having four fingers or toes.
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Related formstet·ra·dac·tyl·i·ty [te-truh-dak-til-i-tee] /ˌtɛ trə dækˈtɪl ɪ ti/, noun
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Historical Examples of tetradactylous

  • This and the succeeding group are tetradactylous; having one toe behind, three forwards.

    Remarks on some fossil impressions in the sandstone rocks of Connecticut River

    John Collins Warren