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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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Pseudoachondroplasia (OMIM 177170) is an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia that results in disproportionately (micromelic) short stature, severe brachydactyly with strikingly lax small joints, various malalignments of the lower limbs owing to laxity of the large joints, and characteristic radiological features.
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Weill-Marchesani syndrome is an autosomal recessive disorder, commonly associated with anteriorly dislocated lenses, brachymorphy, brachydactyly, and normal mental status.