Syndactyly vs Dysmelia - What's the difference?

syndactyly | dysmelia |


As nouns the difference between syndactyly and dysmelia

is that syndactyly is (biology) the normal condition, in some animals and birds, of having fused digits while dysmelia is any congenital disorder of the limbs, such as amelia or syndactyly.

syndactyly

English

Noun

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  • (biology) The normal condition, in some animals and birds, of having fused digits.
  • The anomalous condition, in humans, of having some fingers or toes fused with a web.
  • * 2008 , Guinness World Records — Human Body — Extreme Bodies — Most Fingers and Toes — Living Person
  • Pranamya Menaria (India; born August 10, 2005) has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes). This is as a result of the condition Polydactyly and Syndactyly .

    Derived terms

    * polysyndactyly

    Synonyms

    * syndactylism

    dysmelia

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia dysmelia)
  • Any congenital disorder of the limbs, such as amelia or syndactyly.