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[toh-tuh-pal-meyt, -mit, -pahl-, -pah-meyt]
adjective Ornithology.
  1. having all four toes fully webbed.
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Origin of totipalmate

First recorded in 1870–75; toti- + palmate
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Historical Examples of totipalmate

  • Steg′anopod, Steganop′odous, having all four toes webbed, totipalmate.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)


British Dictionary definitions for totipalmate


  1. (of certain birds) having all four toes webbed
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Derived Formstotipalmation, noun

Word Origin for totipalmate

C19: from Latin tōtus entire + palmate, from Latin palmātus shaped like a hand, from palma palm 1
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