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 (trī-dăk′təl) also tri·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
adj. Zoology
Having three digits on each extremity.

[Greek tridaktulos, three-fingered : tri-, tri-; see trei- in Indo-European roots + daktulos, finger.]

tri·dac′ty·ly (-tə-lē) n.
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The diagnostic characters of the genus Scheloribates are as following: lamellae well developed; prolamellae present, absent or partially developed; translamellar lines usually absent, but rarely incompletely present; sensilli with dilated head; pteromorphs immovable; notogaster with 10 pairs of setae or their alveoli; four or five pairs of sacculi on notogaster; four pairs of genital setae; legs tridactylous (e.g., Coetzer 1967-1968; Corpuz-Raros 1980; Lee & Pajak 1990).