- finger) = many fingers or, medically, too many fingers. Polydactyly is the opposite of oligodactyly (too few fingers or toes).
* * *Presence of more than five digits on hand or foot. SYN: polydactylism. [poly- + G. daktylos, finger]
* * *poly·dac·ty·ly -'dak-tə-lē n, pl -lies the condition of having more than the normal number of toes or fingers called also polydactylia, polydactylism
* * *poly·dac·ty·ly (pol″e-dakґtə-le) [poly- + Gr. daktylos finger + -ia] a developmental anomaly characterized by the presence of more than the usual number of fingers or toes. Called also polydactylism and hyperdactyly.
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Polydactyly — or polydactylism (from Ancient Greek (polus) many + δάκτυλος (daktulos) finger ), also known as hyperdactyly, is a congenital physical anomaly consisting of supernumerary fingers or toes. When each hand or foot has six digits, it is sometimes… … Wikipedia
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