Definition of Polydactyl

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits.

Exact synonyms: Polydactylous
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Partainyms: Dactyl, Dactyl
Derivative terms: Polydactyly



Definition of Polydactyl

1. Adjective. polydactylous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polydactyl

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polydactyl

polycystine
polycystines
polycythaemia
polycythaemia rubra vera
polycythaemia vera
polycythaemic
polycythemia
polycythemia hypertonica
polycythemia rubra
polycythemia rubra vera
polycythemia vera
polycythemias
polycythemic
polycytidylic
polycyttaria
polydactyl (current term)
polydactylies
polydactylism
polydactylisms
polydactylous
polydactyly
polydeism
polydeisms
polydeist
polydeistic
polydeistical
polydeistically
polydeists
polydemic
polydent

Literary usage of Polydactyl

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1. The History of Creation, Or, the Development of the Earth and Its by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel, Edwin Ray Lankester (1892)
"Their Importance for the Decimal System.—Their Origin from the polydactyl Fish-fins.—Articulation of the Five-toed Extremities in the Three Main Divisions. ..."

2. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"However, it sometimes happens that the offspring fail to produce the extra toe; but such persons, becoming in turn parents, may produce the polydactyl ..."

3. Experimental zoology by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1907)
"Struthers gives the following case of polydactyl inheritance in man: — I. Px ? n. ... Here a polydactyl parent married a normal individual and produced only ..."

4. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"Here only when one parent was polydactyl were there polydactyl offspring, excepting in ... This son is said not to be polydactyl and is recorded as normal. ..."

5. Year Book by Carnegie Institution of Washington (1906)
"2, black, tailed, polydactyl female ; No. 3, female Maltese polydactyl ; No. ... 5, black and yellow polydactyl female. The Manx male was bred to these ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"The records concerning polydactyl- ism are, perhaps, the most complete ... Consider next the records of polydactyl cats given by Poulton, 1883, in Nature. ..."

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