Definición de pentadactyl en inglés:


Saltos de línea: penta|dac¦tyl
Pronunciación: /ˌpɛntəˈdaktɪl


  • (Of a vertebrate limb) having five toes or fingers, or derived from such a form, as characteristic of all tetrapods.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • No single mutation can produce a pentadactyl limb of vertebrate type on a Drosophila.
    • These morphological facts show that the pentadactyl limb arose after the fin-limb transition and is the product of the canalization of the phenotype of the archaic limbs.
    • Others include pentadactyl feet and presence of a clavicle.



Pronunciación: /-ˈdaktɪli/
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He pointed out, for example, that the developmental genetic explanation of the prevalence of pentadactyly assumes tetrapod monophyly.
  • This was a very surprising discovery because pentadactyly had been assumed to be the normal condition in ‘early’ tetrapods.


early 19th century: from penta- 'five' + Greek daktulos 'finger'.

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