Definition of Didactyl

1. n. An animal having only two digits.



Definition of Didactyl

1. Adjective. (zoology) Having only two toes, fingers or claws. ¹

2. Noun. A didactyl animal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Didactyl

1. having two digits at the end of each limb [adj]

Medical Definition of Didactyl

1. An animal having only two digits. Origin: Gr. = twice + finger, toe: cf. F. Didactyle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Didactyl

did time
did up
didact
didactic
didactic analysis
didactical
didactically
didacticism
didacticisms
didacticist
didacticists
didacticity
didactick
didactics
didacts
didactyl (current term)
didactylous
didactyls
didakai
didakais
didakei
didakeis
didal
didanosine
didapper
didappers
didascalar
didascalic
didder

Literary usage of Didactyl

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1894)
"... members of the group will prove also to have been pentadactyl, though even as early as the Bridger some genera had been reduced to a didactyl condition. ..."

2. Author's & Printer's Dictionary: A Guide for Authors by Frederick Howard Collins (1912)
"a word to the wise. didactyl*, two-fingered, not -le. Diderot (Denis), 1713-84, Fr. writer. didn't (typ.), to be close up. didst (no apos. ..."

3. A History of Land Mammals in the Western Hemisphere by William Berryman Scott (1913)
"The manus had four complete and functional digits, the laterals not very much shorter and thinner than the median pair; but the pes was already didactyl, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1894)
"The fore foot is like that of Tragulus, while the hind foot is didactyl like the deer. We can at present form no idea of its affinities. ..."

5. Biological Lectures Delivered at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Wood's (1899)
"... and the fibula is completely reduced; the feet are didactyl, the lateral digits being reduced to mere nodules. The phalanges are slender and the ..."

6. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1894)
"The fore foot is like that of Tragulus, while the hind foot is didactyl like the deer. We can at present form no idea of its affinities. ..."

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