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polydactyl

[pol-ee-dak-til] /ˌpɒl iˈdæk tɪl/
adjective, Also, polydactylous
1.
having many or several digits.
2.
having more than the normal number of fingers or toes.
noun
3.
a polydactyl animal.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Greek polydáktylos. See poly-, -dactyl
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British Dictionary definitions for polydactyl

polydactyl

/ˌpɒlɪˈdæktɪl/
adjective
1.
(of man and other vertebrates) having more than the normal number of digits
noun
2.
a human or other vertebrate having more than the normal number of digits
Word Origin
C19: via French from Greek poludactulos many-toed; see dactyl
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Word Origin and History for polydactyl
n.

1894, from French polydactyle (adj.) "having more fingers and toes than is usual," from Greek polydaktylos; see poly- + dactyl. As an adjective from 1874. Related: Polydactyly; polydactylism (1868).

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polydactyl in Medicine

polydactyl pol·y·dac·tyl (pŏl'ē-dāk'təl) or pol·y·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
adj.
Having more than the normal number of digits on a hand or foot.

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