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anisodactylous

[an-ahy-suh-dak-tl-uh s, an-ahy-] /ænˌaɪ səˈdæk tl əs, ˌæn aɪ-/
adjective
1.
Zoology. having the toes unlike, or unequal in number.
2.
Ornithology. having three toes directed forward and one backward.
Also, anisodactyl.
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anisodactyl

/ænˌaɪsəʊˈdæktɪl; ˌænaɪ-/
adjective
1.
(of the feet of passerine birds) having the first toe directed backwards and the other three toes directed forwards
noun
2.
a bird having this type of feet
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