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[pol-ee-dak-til] /ˌpɒl iˈdæk tɪl/

adjective, Also, polydactylous
having many or several digits.
having more than the normal number of fingers or toes.
a polydactyl animal.
(of man and other vertebrates) having more than the normal number of digits
a human or other vertebrate having more than the normal number of digits

1894, from French polydactyle (adj.) “having more fingers and toes than is usual,” from Greek polydaktylos; see poly- + dactyl. As an adjective from 1874. Related: Polydactyly; polydactylism (1868).

polydactyl pol·y·dac·tyl (pŏl’ē-dāk’təl) or pol·y·dac·ty·lous (-tə-ləs)
Having more than the normal number of digits on a hand or foot.


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