- (ornithology) Having two toes pointing forward, and two toes pointing backward.
From zyg- + Ancient Greek Î´Î¬ÎºÏ„Ï…Î»Î¿Ï‚ (dÃ¡ktulos, â€œfingerâ€).
Variant of zygodactyl
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