polydactylism


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Related to polydactylism: polydactyly, argyria, Supernumerary digit
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polydactyl

pol·y·dac·tyl

 (pŏl′ē-dăk′təl) Biology
adj. also pol·y·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
Having more than the normal number of digits.
n.
A person or animal having more than the normal number of digits.

pol′y·dac′tyl·ism, pol′y·dac′ty·ly n.

polydactylism

the condition of having more than a normal number of fingers or toes. — polydactylous, adj.
See also: Hands
the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. — polydactylous, adj.
See also: Fingers and Toes
the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers. — polydactylous, adj.
See also: Feet and Legs
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Polydactylism - being born with an extra finger or toe - is unusual, but it is even more rare for someone to have spare functional digits on both hands and feet.
Polycystic kidneys, internal hydrocephalus and polydactylism in newborn siblings.
Although Polydactylism is not particularly rare, it is extremely uncommon for an extra digit on each hand and foot, reports the Telegraph.