polydactylism


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Related to polydactylism: polydactyly, argyria, Supernumerary digit
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polydactyl

pol·y·dac·tyl

 (pŏl′ē-dăk′təl) Biology
adj. also pol·y·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
Having more than the normal number of digits.
n.
A person or animal having more than the normal number of digits.

pol′y·dac′tyl·ism, pol′y·dac′ty·ly n.
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polydactylism

the condition of having more than a normal number of fingers or toes. — polydactylous, adj.
See also: Hands
the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. — polydactylous, adj.
See also: Fingers and Toes
the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers. — polydactylous, adj.
See also: Feet and Legs
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The congenital condition with which the baby was born is called polydactyly or polydactylism or hyperdactyly.
Apart from genetics, poultry breeders think that the expression of the five-toed trait in chickens could also be related to certain environmental factors.You see, scientists have proved that polydactylism can be suppressed or shifted to different phenotypes by exposing the developing embryos to low temperatures and injecting them with colchicine and insulin.
Unilateral Polydactylism in a German Holstein-Friesian Calf--A case report.
Major criteria Minor criteria More than two basal cell Congenital skeletal anomaly: carcinomas, or BCCs; one BCC at bifid, fused, splayed or missing younger than 30 years of age; or rib or bifid, wedged or fused more than 10 basal cell nevi vertebra Any odontogenic keratocyst Occipital-frontal circumference, (proven on histology) or more than 97 percentile, with polyostotic bone cyst frontal bossing Three or more palmar or plantar Cardiac or ovarian fibroma pits Ectopic calcification: lamellar Medulloblastoma or early-at younger than 20 years Lymphomesenteric cysts of age-falx calcification Positive family history of nevoid Congenital malformation such as basal-cell carcinoma syndrome cleft lip or palate, polydactylism, or eye anomaly (cataract, coloboma, microphthalmos)
Bilateral absent thumb and polydactylism ( first finger at right hand) were also noted.