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 (brăk′ĭ-dăk′tə-lē) also brach·y·dac·tyl·i·a (-tĭl′ē-ə)
An abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.

brach′y·dac·tyl′ic (-dăk-tĭl′ĭk), brach·y·dac·ty·lous (-dăk′tə-ləs) adj.
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(ˌbrækɪdækˈtɪlɪk) ,




(Pathology) having abnormally short fingers or toes
ˌbrachyˈdactyly, ˌbrachyˈdactylˌism n
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Adj.1.brachydactylic - having abnormally short finger or toes
abnormal, unnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"
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Short fourth and fifth metacarpals and metatarsals are seen in pseudo-pseudohypoparathyroidism, gonadal dysgenesis (Turner's syndrome/chromosomal disorder 45XO), pseudohypoparathyroidism and familial brachydactylism, with hypogonadism being associated with the first two conditions (6).