Definition of syndactyly in English:

syndactyly

Line breaks: syn|dac¦tyly
Pronunciation: /sɪnˈdaktɪli
 
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noun

[mass 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.
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    • 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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