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.

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]

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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