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digit

 [dij´it]
a finger or toe.
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dig·it

(dij'it), [TA]
A finger or toe.
See also: finger, toe.
Synonym(s): digitus [TA], dactyl, dactylus
[L. digitus]
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dactyl

(dăk′təl)
n.
1.
a. A metrical foot consisting of one accented syllable followed by two unaccented, as in flattery.
b. A metrical foot in quantitative verse consisting of one long syllable followed by two short syllables.
2. A finger, toe, or similar part or structure; a digit.

dac·tyl′ic (-tĭl′ĭk) adj. & n.
dac·tyl′i·cal·ly adv.
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dig·it

(dij'it) [TA]
A finger or toe.
Synonym(s): digitus [TA] , dactyl, dactylus.
[L. digitus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dactyl

A finger or toe. A digit.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Male: All pereopodal propodi bearing sockets into which tips of sharply pointed dactyli retract.
It is uncertain whether the propodi of that male's pereopods bear sockets receiving the tips of the dactyli, as in the male herein described.
Pereopods all of about same size, with all articles distinct, dactyli bluntly pointed, carpi heavily setose, bases noncarinate.
In first two pairs, dactyli long and curved, their tips almost reaching serrated setose distal margins of respective carpi; propodi greatly enlarged and resting on respective bases; meri and carpi fused.
3H, J) all of similar structure but nearly doubling in size posteriorly; all articles distinct; dactyli reduced, their short tips (Fig.
Third to fifth pereopods moderately stout, similar in structure but slightly increasing in relative length from third to fifth; dactyli subconical, 0.3-0.4 length of propodi, each terminating in strong, curved corneous unguis, flexor surface with about ten corneous, distally curved, spinules arranged in three or four rows; propodi increasing in length from third to fifth, each with three or four spinules on ventrodistal margin and irregular two rows of spinules on ventral surface in third and fourth, with double row of spinules laterally and single row of sparse spinules mesially in fifth; carpi 0.7-0.9 length of propodi in third and fourth pereopods, 0.5-0.6 in fifth pereopod; meri and ischia unarmed.
The dactyli are held under the prey if it is not too large.
The eye is then groomed by setae on the dactyli and the propodi.