anisodactylous

anisodactylous

[an-ahy-suh-dak-tl-uhs, an-ahy-]
adjective
1.
Zoology. having the toes unlike, or unequal in number.
2.
Ornithology. having three toes directed forward and one backward.
Also, anisodactyl.


Origin:
aniso- + -dactylous

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