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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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Post-axial polydactyly and brachydactyly are most common.
Brachydactyly occurs due to premature closure of the epiphyses of the metacarpal bones.
Heterozygous mutation carriers may have an average stature with mild skeletal abnormalities including brachydactyly.
It is a clinically and genetically heterogeneous condition characterized by facial dysmorphic features, short stature, brachydactyly, and genital anomalies (19,20).
Pseudoachondroplasia is an autosomal dominant skeletal dysplasia that results in disproportionately short stature, severe brachydactyly with strikingly lax small joints, malalignments of the lower limbs, and characteristic radiological features.
The digital manifestations are brachydactyly, polydactyly, syndactyly, clinodactyly and duplicated hallux.