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heterodactylous

[het-uh-roh-dak-tuh-luh s] /ˌhɛt ə roʊˈdæk tə ləs/
adjective, Ornithology
1.
having the first and fourth toes directed backward, and the second and third forward, as in trogons.
Also, heterodactyl.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; hetero- + -dactylous
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