Definition of Adactyly

1. Noun. Congenital absence of fingers and/or toes.

Exact synonyms: Adactylia, Adactylism
Generic synonyms: Meromelia

Medical Definition of Adactyly

1. Congenital condition characterised by the absence of digits (fingers or toes); autosomal recessive in Holstein cattle. Origin: G. A-priv. + daktylos, digit (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Adactyly

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1907)
"... split foot, syndactyly, adactyly and polydactyly. The paper is illustrated by specimens, which put beyond doubt the fact that in some cases at least, ..."

2. A New Type of Hereditary Brachyphalangy in Man by Otto Lous Mohr, Christian Wriedt (1919)
"Among the clearest cases are, as is well known, several malformations affecting the hands and feet, such as adactyly, ..."

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