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pentadactyl

[pen-tuh-dak-tl, -til] /ˌpɛn təˈdæk tl, -tɪl/
adjective
1.
having five digits on each hand or foot.
2.
having five fingerlike projections or parts.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin pentadactylus < Greek pentadáktylos. See penta-, -dactyl
Related forms
pentadactylism, noun
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  • Trackways exhibit a relatively wide pattern with pentadactyl footprint relatively distant from the midline.
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pentadactyl

/ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪl/
adjective
1.
(of the limbs of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) consisting of an upper arm or thigh, a forearm or shank, and a hand or foot bearing five digits
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