heterodactyl


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het·er·o·dac·tyl

 (hĕt′ə-rō-dăk′təl) also het·er·o·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
adj.
Having a zygodactyl foot in which the third and fourth toes project forward and the first and second toes project backward, as in the trogons.

het′er·o·dac′ty·ly (-tə-lē) n.

heterodactyl

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈdæktɪl)
adj
(Zoology) (of the feet of certain birds) having the first and second toes directed backwards and the third and fourth forwards
n
(Zoology) a bird with heterodactyl feet
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.heterodactyl - (of bird feet) having the first and second toes directed backward the third and fourth forward
zygodactyl - (of bird feet) having the first and fourth toes directed backward the second and third forward