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syndactyly

Syllabification: syn·dac·tyl·y
Pronunciation: /sinˈdaktəlē
 
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Definition of syndactyly in English:

noun

Medicine & Zoology
The condition of having some or all of the fingers or toes wholly or partly united, either naturally (as in web-footed animals) or as a malformation.
Example sentences
  • Major malformations were neural tube defects and monogenic traits, syndromes, and sequences, and minor defects were anomalies such as syndactyly of the second and third toes.
  • Common associated findings in this syndrome include rib defects, hypoplasia of the upper extremities, and syndactyly.
  • Simple syndactyly is more of a cosmetic problem than a functional one, and rarely requires treatment.

Origin

mid 19th century: from syn- 'united' + Greek daktulos 'finger' + -y3.

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