Zygodactyl meaning

zīgə-dăktĭl, zĭgə-
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Having two toes projecting forward and two projecting backward, as certain climbing birds.
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A zygodactyl bird, such as a parrot.
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Having the toes arranged in two opposed pairs, two in front and two in the rear.
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A zygodactyl bird, as the parrot.
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Having two toes projecting forward and two projecting backward, as certain climbing birds.
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A zygodactyl bird, such as a parrot.
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Having two toes pointing forward, and two pointing backward; zygodactylous.
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(ornithology) Any such bird (such as the parrot.)
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Obsolete spelling of zygodactylae.
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Origin of zygodactyl

  • From zyg- + Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (dáktulos, “finger").

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