anisodactyl


Also found in: Medical.
Related to anisodactyl: zygodactyl

an·i·so·dac·tyl

 (ăn-ī′sō-dăk′təl, ăn′ĭ-)
adj. also an·i·so·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
Having three toes projecting forward and one projecting backward, as in the passerine birds.
n.
An anisodactyl bird, such as a warbler.


an·i′so·dac′ty·ly (-tə-lē) n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

anisodactyl

(ænˌaɪsəʊˈdæktɪl; ˌænaɪ-)
adj
(Zoology) (of the feet of passerine birds) having the first toe directed backwards and the other three toes directed forwards
n
(Zoology) a bird having this type of feet
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014