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

pol′y·dac′tyl·ism, pol′y·dac′ty·ly n.


(ˌpɒlɪˈdæktɪlɪ) or


(Biology) the state of having more digits than is typical
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polydactyly - birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toespolydactyly - birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage


n. polidactilia, condición anormal de poseer más de cinco dedos en la mano o el pie.
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Holoprosencephaly was an expected finding in the fetus diagnosed with Patau syndrome (trisomy 13), although the other associated anomalies (such as polydactyly, flexion of the fingers, heart defects, facial clefting and neural tube defects [10]) were not identified.
The birth defects included polydactyly, glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, hypospadias, ventricular septal defect, cyst of the fourth ventricle of the brain, and torticollis (21).
Rob A: Polydactyly is an inherited condition in which cats have extra toes on either their front and/or hind feet.
Polydactyly is a rare physical condition which results in what?
Common features include ataxia, hypotonia, episodic hyperpnea, newborn apnea, developmental delay, oculomotor apraxia, nystagmus, dysmorphic facies and polydactyly.
J has been included on team trips to developing countries to correct problems such as polydactyly (extra fingers or toes), cleft palates, burn scars and various other problems here and abroad.
Mr Singh, 48, was born with six digits on each hand and foot - a condition known as polydactyly.
People with his condition polydactyly often have barely functioning digits.
5 Weight, kg 16 [+ or -] 6 18 [+ or -] 7 Gender, male/female 14/12 16/13 ASA physical status, 1/2 24/2 27/2 Duration of anaesthesia, min 51 [+ or -] 18 45 [+ or -] 16 Duration of surgery, min 29 [+ or -] 13 26 [+ or -] 11 Type of surgery Inguinal hernia repair 10 12 Orchiopexy 6 7 Excision of skin tumour 3 3 Reconstruction of 5 6 polydactyly Central venous catheter 2 1 insertion Time from end of 33 [+ or -] 14 32 [+ or -] 12 dexmedetomidine/saline infusion to LMA removal, min Group [D.
Polydactyly is the most common congenital hand anomaly.
The pirate has six toes on each foot and an extra finger on each hand due to the rare condition polydactyly.
So, what are we to say about the protagonist of a novel whose curriculum vitae reveals his polymathy as a psychiatrist, an author of articles for gourmet magazines and psychiatric journals, an artist, an art historian, and a musical sophisticate but omits his polydactyly, to say nothing of his deviance as a serial killer and a cannibal?