Definition of Polydactylous

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits.

Exact synonyms: Polydactyl
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Partainyms: Dactyl, Dactyl
Derivative terms: Polydactyly



Definition of Polydactylous

1. Adjective. Having more that the normal number of digits; e.g. a '''polydactylous''' cat may have six or more toes on its paw. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Polydactylous

1. Relating to polydactyly. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polydactylous

polycythaemia vera
polycythaemic
polycythemia
polycythemia hypertonica
polycythemia rubra
polycythemia rubra vera
polycythemia vera
polycythemias
polycythemic
polycytidylic
polycyttaria
polydactyl
polydactylies
polydactylism
polydactylisms
polydactylous (current term)
polydactyly
polydeism
polydeisms
polydeist
polydeistic
polydeistical
polydeistically
polydeists
polydemic
polydent
polydentate
polydentia
polydeoxy-
polydeoxynucleotide

Literary usage of Polydactylous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Heredity of Hair-length in Guinea-pigs and Its Bearing on the Theory of Pure by William Ernest Castle, Alexander Forbes (1906)
"The polydactylous male ((^23), in a total of seventy-seven young, produced fifteen polydactylous ones. The proportion of polydactylous individuals varied ..."

2. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1828)
"On the FÅ“tus of a polydactylous Horse having the Toes separated by a Membrane. ... polydactylous ..."

3. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by David Brewster (1828)
"On the Foetus of a polydactylous Horse having the Toes separated by a Membrane. By MG ST-HILAIRE, Member of the Institute. THE extremely brief notice of ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"The polydactylous character of Polystichum angulare has also been transferred to Polystichum aculeatum. There are now four clearly established cases in ..."

5. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1889)
"equally in the case of the polydactylous forms of Polystichum angulare, ... The attempt was made to so transfer the polydactylous character of certain forms ..."

6. Proceedings by Bristol Naturalists' Society (1888)
"Mr. Fox's most marked success was, perhaps, his polydactylous congestum, of which he raised many plants ; but his cross of Athyrium F.-f. ..."

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