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dactylus

[dak-tuh-luh s] /ˈdæk tə ləs/
noun, plural dactyli
[dak-tuh-lahy, -lee] /ˈdæk təˌlaɪ, -ˌli/ (Show IPA)
1.
an enlarged portion of the leg after the first joint in some insects, as the pollen-carrying segment in the hind leg of certain bees.
Origin
New Latin < Greek; see dactyl
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