ectrodactyly

ectrodactylism

[ek-troh-dak-tuh-liz-uhm]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the congenital absence of part or all of one or more fingers or toes.
Also, ectrodactylia [ek-troh-dak-til-ee-uh, -til-yuh] , ectrodactyly [ek-troh-dak-tuh-lee] .


Origin:
1880–85; < Greek éktrō(sis) miscarriage (ektrō-, base of ektitrṓskein to miscarry + -sis -sis) + -dactyl + -ism

ectrodactylous, adjective
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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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