pentadactylism


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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.
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pentadactylism

(ˌpɛntəˈdæktɪlɪzəm) or

pentadactyly

n
(Biology) biology the state of having five digits on each limb
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pentadactylism

the condition of having five digits on each hand and foot. — pentadactylous, adj.
See also: Fingers and Toes
the quality of having five digits on each hand and foot. — pentadactylate, pentadactylic, pentadactylous, adj.
See also: Feet and Legs
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