Share this entry

Share this page

monodactyly

Line breaks: mono|dac¦tyly
Pronunciation: /ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈdaktɪli
 
/

Definition of monodactyly in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine & Zoology
A condition in which there is only one finger or toe on each hand or foot.

Origin

late 19th century: from monodactyl (from Greek monodaktulos 'one-fingered') + -y3.

Derivatives

monodactyl

1
adjective

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pərt
adjective
lively; cheerful