Definition of monodactyly in English:

monodactyly

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

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

Derivatives

monodactyl

adjective

Origin

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

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