Definition of Polydactyly

1. Noun. Birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes.




Definition of Polydactyly

1. Noun. Polydactylism. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polydactyly

1. [n -LIES]

Medical Definition of Polydactyly

1. Ellis-van Creveld, Laurence-Moon-Biedle, trisomy 13-15, simple polydactyly, Carpenter syndrome, Meckel-Gruber syndrome (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polydactyly

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

Literary usage of Polydactyly

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1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1905)
"In general, polydactyly may be said to affect digits which are normally much reduced or modified. (3) Cases in which more than five digits ..."

2. A Practical treatise on diseases of the skin for the use of students and by Oliver Samuel Ormsby (1921)
"Heidingsfeld,1 in reporting an example, found few others in the literature.2 polydactyly and Syndactyly.—Supernumerary fingers and toes commonly have ..."

3. Botanical Abstracts by Board of Control of Botanical Abstracts (1920)
"Variations of structural expression in the inheritance of polydactyly. ... The inheritance of polydactyly in a strain of guinea-pigs has been studied for ..."

4. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology (1907)
"polydactyly in the light of experiment is to be explained as hyper-regeneration and not as atavism. KLAUSSNER (Ivi.) has published a work on the ..."

5. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, SourceOECD (Online service) (1998)
"In homozygous limb buds, the strongest labelled area (the presumptive digits) was reduced in size at El 1 and El2 and digit defects as well as polydactyly ..."

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