ectrodactyly

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ectrodactyly

 [ek″tro-dak´tĭ-le]
congenital absence of all or part of a digit.
Appearance of the feet in a child with ectrodactyly. From Muller and Young, 2001.

ec·tro·dac·ty·ly

, ectrodactyliaectrodactylism (ek'trō-dak'ti-lē, -dak-til'i-ă, -dak'ti-lizm), [MIM*225300]
Congenital absence of all or part of one or more fingers or toes. There are several varieties and the pattern of inheritance may be autosomal dominant with reduced penetrance [MIM*183600 and MIM*183802], autosomal recessive [MIM*225290 and MIM*225300], or X-linked [MIM*313350].
[ectro- + G. daktylos, finger]

ectrodactyly

A nonspecific term applied to a variety of malformations, but which probably best reserved for transverse terminal aphalangia, adactylia or acheiria.

ec·tro·dac·ty·ly

, ectrodactylia , ectrodactylism (ek'trō-dak'ti-lē, -dak-til'ē-ă, -dak'ti-lizm)
Congenital absence of all or part of one or more fingers or toes. Known also as split-hand/foot deformity, lobster claw. There are several varieties and the pattern of inheritance is usually irregular.
[ectro- + G. daktylos, finger]