polydactylous


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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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Adj.1.polydactylous - of or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits
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