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ectrodactylism

[ek-troh-dak-tuh-liz-uh m] /ˌɛk troʊˈdæk təˌlɪz əm/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
the congenital absence of part or all of one or more fingers or toes.
Also, ectrodactylia
[ek-troh-dak-til-ee-uh, -til-yuh] /ˌɛk troʊ dækˈtɪl i ə, -ˈtɪl yə/ (Show IPA),
ectrodactyly
[ek-troh-dak-tuh-lee] /ˌɛk troʊˈdæk tə li/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Greek éktrō(sis) miscarriage (ektrō-, base of ektitrṓskein to miscarry + -sis -sis) + -dactyl + -ism
Related forms
ectrodactylous, adjective
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ectrodactyly in Medicine

ectrodactyly ec·tro·dac·ty·ly (ěk'trō-dāk'tə-lē) or ec·tro·dac·tyl·i·a (-dāk-tĭl'ē-ə) or ec·tro·dac·tyl·ism (-dāk'tə-lĭz'əm)
n.
Congenital absence of one or more fingers or toes.

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