pentadactyl

(redirected from quinquedigitate)
Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia.

pen·ta·dac·tyl

 (pĕn′tə-dăk′təl) also pen·ta·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
adj. Biology
Having five digits on each extremity.

[Latin pentadactylus, from Greek pentadaktulos : penta-, penta- + daktulos, finger, toe.]

pen′ta·dac′tyl·ism (-tə-lĭz′əm), pen′ta·dac′ty·ly (-tə-lē) n.

pentadactyl

or

pentadactyle

adj
(Zoology) (of the limbs of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals) consisting of an upper arm or thigh, a forearm or shank, and a hand or foot bearing five digits

pen•ta•dac•tyl

(ˌpɛn təˈdæk tl, -tɪl)

adj.
having five digits on each hand or foot.
[1655–65; < Latin pentadactylus < Greek pentadáktylos. See penta-, -dactyl]
Mentioned in ?