zygodactyl

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zygodactyl

(zī′gə-dăk′tĭl, zĭg′ə-)
adj. also zygodactylous (-tə-ləs)
Having two toes projecting forward and two projecting backward, as certain climbing birds.
n.
A zygodactyl bird, such as a parrot.

zy′go·dac′ty·ly (-tə-lē) n.
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