Share this entry

Share this page

tetradactyl

Line breaks: tetra|dac¦tyl
Pronunciation: /ˌtɛtrəˈdaktɪl
 
/

Definition of tetradactyl in English:

adjective

Zoology
(Of a vertebrate limb) having four toes or fingers.
Example sentences
  • Unlike other tetradactyl salamanders, S. keyserlingii normally has the fifth tarsale, developing to fuse later with the fourth tarsale.
  • In 1991, a single track of a tetradactyl tetrapod was found in a white/grey sandstone near Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England.
  • Are trackways known in which the hind-foot impressions are tetradactyl with long, very narrow unguals?

Derivatives

tetradactyly

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Some mammals also exhibit tetradactyly (for example the hind limbs of dogs and cats).
  • Tetradactyly of both hands, hypoplasia of both fibulas and scapuloiliac hypoplasia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Definition of tetradactyl in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day ingratiate
Pronunciation: inˈɡrāSHēˌāt
verb
bring oneself into favor with someone through flattery…