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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You see, scientists have proved that polydactylism can be suppressed or shifted to different phenotypes by exposing the developing embryos to low temperatures and injecting them with colchicine and insulin.
Bilateral absent thumb and polydactylism ( first finger at right hand) were also noted.
Twenty patients (17 children and 3 adults) had congenital anomalies, that included atrial septal defects, ventricular septal defects, polydactylism and low set ears.
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.