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 (brăk′ĭ-dăk′tə-lē) also brach·y·dac·tyl·i·a (-tĭl′ē-ə)
An abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.

brach′y·dac·tyl′ic (-dăk-tĭl′ĭk), brach·y·dac·ty·lous (-dăk′tə-ləs) adj.
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Noun1.brachydactyly - abnormal shortness of fingers and toes
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies


n. braquidactilia, condición de manos y pies anormalmente pequeños.
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Modalities of Antenatal Management: A 2D USG showing polyhydramnios, fixed flexion of the extremities, short digits, a flat nose, bilateral clubfeet, clenched hands, a short neck, a flat face profile, thick lips, eclabion, open eyes, ectropion, a constantly open mouth, micrognathia, hypoplasia of the ears, choroid plexus cysts, & a short umbilical cord are suggestive of HI & whenever possible a 3D or 4D USG should be followed.
The number of transcriptions varied from five transcriptions for short digits (2) to fifteen transcriptions for long digits (7, 8).
Hand attached directly to body Foot attached directly to body Multiple complete limbs Multiple split limbs Incomplete limbs Lack of an organ Extra digits Short digits Missing digits Short bone No elbow No hand No knee Partial foot No foot Short toe Missing toe Hunched back Extended spine beyond rump Small head Iris abnormally colored or shaped Iris missing Small eye Displaced eye Missing eye Protruding tongue Tongue absent Short jaw Small jaw Curved jaw No jaw