adactyly


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adactyly

a birth defect in which one or more fingers or toes are missing.
See also: Fingers and Toes
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Noun1.adactyly - congenital absence of fingers and/or toes
meromelia - congenital absence of part of an arm or leg
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Padmanabham and Hameed in 1990, observed that by giving the different doses of cadmium limb malformations such as ectrodactyly, postaxial polydactyly, adactyly, phocomelia, meromelia and malrotation of the limbs were detected in significant number of fetuses.
By employing a very large dataset, Man and Chang12 demonstrated that maternal smoking during pregnancy was a statistically significant risk factor for having a newborn with polydactyly, syndactyly or adactyly.
In adactyly, for instance, a digit is completely missing while in aphalangia, there is an abrupt truncation through certain phalanges of fingers/toes.