syndactylism


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syn·dac·ty·ly

 (sĭn-dăk′tə-lē) or syn·dac·tyl·ism (-tə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. The condition of having two or more fused digits, as occurs normally in certain mammals and birds.
2. A congenital anomaly in humans marked by webbing or fusion of the fingers or toes.

syndactylism

the union of two or more digits, common in many birds such as kingfishers and hornbills. — syndactylic, adj.syndactyly, n.
See also: Hands
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.syndactylism - birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toessyndactylism - birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Translations

syndactylism

n. sindactilia, anomalía congénita que consiste en la fusión de dos o más dedos de la mano o los pies.
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The breed has an unusual single toe, known to scientists as a syndactylism. Syndactylism in hogs is a mutant trait that con show up occasionally in any breed, but it is common in the Choctaw hog and in the Mulefuat hog.
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