polydactyly


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polydactyly

 [pol″e-dak´tĭ-le]
the presence of more than the usual number of fingers or toes; called also hyperdactyly and polydactylism.

pol·y·dac·ty·ly

(pol'ē-dak'ti-lē), [MIM*603596]
Presence of more than five digits on hand or foot.
Synonym(s): polydactylism
[poly- + G. daktylos, finger]

polydactyly

/poly·dac·ty·ly/ (-dak´tĭ-le) the presence of supernumerary digits on the hands or feet.

polydactyly

[-dak′tilē]
Etymology: Gk, polys + daktylos, finger
a congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes. The condition is usually inherited as an autosomal-dominant characteristic and can usually be corrected by surgery shortly after birth. Also called hyperdactyly, polydactylia, polydactylism.
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Polydactyly

polydactyly

Bunches of fingers

pol·y·dac·ty·ly

(pol'ē-dak'ti-lē)
Presence of more than five fingers or toes on hand or foot.
[poly- + G. daktylos, finger]

polydactyly

The possession of more than the normal number of fingers or toes.

polydactyly

; polydactylism; supernumerary digits >5 digits on hands/feet, with/without additional metacarpals/metatarsals; supernumerary toes are often amputated to improve foot function and shoe fit

pol·y·dac·ty·ly

(pol'ē-dak'ti-lē) [MIM*603596]
Presence of more than five digits on hand or foot.
[poly- + G. daktylos, finger]

polydactyly (pol´ēdak´tilē),

n a congenital anomaly characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes. It may be a part of a complex genetic syndrome. Early surgical treatment is generally used to correct the problem.

polydactylism, polydactyly

the presence of supernumerary digits; occurs as an inherited defect in cattle, cats and some breeds of dogs; occurs not uncommonly also in horses.
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Polydactylism in horse limb. By permission from Knottenbelt DC, Pascoe RR, Diseases and Disorders of the Horse, Saunders, 2003
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The incidence of preaxial polydactyly is reported to be as high as 1 in 3000 births.
Her feet showed Polydactyly with cutaneous syndactyly of the fifth digits.
On her right hand there was evidence of fifth finger clinodactyly and preaxial polydactyly of the thumb.
Morphogenesis of polydactyly might operate via cellular developmental constraints (Alberch, 1985; Walterhouse et al.
The embryonic in situ hybridizations were performed to determine the lmbr1 expression region in three different development stages, so as to provide important information regarding the impact of lmbr1 expression level on the chicken polydactyly trait.
The causes of polydactyly among vertebrate groups have included UV-B radiation (Blaustein et al.
An example of such a condition is the autosomal recessively inherited Meckel syndrome in which NTDs, clefting and polydactyly may occur.
Examination of the fragmented fetus helped to further confirm the diagnosis of Meckel-Gruber syndrome by confirming the polydactyly and defining the kidney pathology as bilateral multicystic dysplasia.
Six Toe" has a condition called polydactyly, which means he has an extra digit on each foot and hand.
Polydactyly - the presence of supernumerary fingers - is a phenomenon that has already been observed in various land animals in Devon and is also fairly common in humans, dogs and cats.
Postaxial polydactyly affects one in 500 babies but their extra digits are only skin.
The extracardiac anomalies were cataract (n=1), polydactyly (n=1), amelia (n=1), and multiple congenital malformations (n=1).