having the toes arranged in two opposed pairs, two in front and two in the rear
Origin of zygodactylzygo- + dactyl
a zygodactyl bird, as the parrot
Having two toes projecting forward and two projecting backward, as certain climbing birds.
A zygodactyl bird, such as a parrot.
- (ornithology) Any such bird (such as the parrot.)
From zyg- + Ancient Greek Î´Î¬ÎºÏ„Ï…Î»Î¿Ï‚ (dÃ¡ktulos, “finger").
- Obsolete spelling of zygodactylae.