Definition of Tridactyl

1. a. Having three fingers or toes, or composed of three movable parts attached to a common base.



Definition of Tridactyl

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Having three digits on a limb. ¹

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Definition of Tridactyl

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tridactyl

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tridactyl (current term)
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Literary usage of Tridactyl

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

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"The feet have been compared by M. Dollo with the tridactyl Wealden foot-prints—which the iguanodon only among known Wealden ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1884)
"The feet have been compared by M. Dolio with the tridactyl Wealden foot-prints—which the iguanodon only among known Wealden ..."

3. Late Triassic Footprint Fauna from the Culpeper Basin, Northern Virginia (U by Robert Weems (2007)
"... Plateosaurus (a small-headed herbivore) seems to have advanced beyond this level and become functionally tridactyl (Huene, 1908, 1926). ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"Thus the foot is both structurally and functionally tridactyl, the metatarsals being closely pressed together though not fused. The compact pes thus formed ..."

5. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"It also agrees with that group (to which it has been approximated by several writers) in the tridactyl manus and pes, and in the characters of the tarsus. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Like other early forms it was tridactyl, but in some a rudimentary fourth toe (the fifth) remains on the fore foot. ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Like other early forms it was tridactyl. but in some a rudimentary fourth toe (the fifth) remains on the fore foot. ..."

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