Dactyly definition

daktəlē
A (specified) condition of the fingers, toes, etc.
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(biology) The number and arrangement of digits (fingers and toes) on the hands, feet, or sometimes wings of a tetrapod animal.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
dactyly
Plural:
dactylies

Origin of dactyly

  • < Gr daktylos, a finger

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (dáktulos, “finger”), and -y.

    From Wiktionary