Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to brachydactylia: Brachydactyly type C


Abnormal shortness of the fingers.
Synonym(s): brachydactylia
[brachy- + G. daktylos, finger]


Abnormal shortness of fingers and toes, which was divided in Smith’s Recognizable Patterns of Human Malformation (1997) into type A (a1 to A7), B, C, D and E, and mixed types A1 +B and B + E, each of which has a MIM catalogue number. For most, the defective gene has been identified.


(brăk″ē-dăk-tĭl′ē-ă) [″ + daktylos, finger]
Abnormal shortness of the fingers or toes.
Mentioned in ?