Short, stubby fingers and toes. Brachydactyly is a frequent feature of syndromes of congenital malformation (constellations of birth defects) including Down syndrome (trisomy 21). Brachydactyly or, as it sometimes referred to, brachydactylia comes from the Greek brachys, short + daktylos, finger.
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Abnormal shortness of the fingers. SYN: brachydactylia. [brachy- + G. daktylos, finger]

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brachy·dac·ty·ly (brak″e-dakґtə-le) [brachy- + Gr. daktylos finger] abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.

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