Syndactyly vs Dactyly - What's the difference?

syndactyly | dactyly | Derived terms |

Syndactyly is a derived term of dactyly.


In context|biology|lang=en terms the difference between syndactyly and dactyly

is that syndactyly is (biology) the normal condition, in some animals and birds, of having fused digits while dactyly is (biology) the number and arrangement of digits (fingers and toes) on the hands, feet, or sometimes wings of a tetrapod animal.

As nouns the difference between syndactyly and dactyly

is that syndactyly is (biology) the normal condition, in some animals and birds, of having fused digits while dactyly is (biology) the number and arrangement of digits (fingers and toes) on the hands, feet, or sometimes wings of a tetrapod animal.

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

    dactyly

    Noun

    (dactylies)
  • (biology) The number and arrangement of digits (fingers and toes) on the hands, feet, or sometimes wings of a tetrapod animal.
  • Derived terms

    * adactyly * anisodactyly * didactyly * ectrodactyly * heterodactyly * hyperdactyly * hypodactyly * monodactyly * oligodactyly * pamprodactyly * pentadactyly * polydactyly * tetradactyly * tridactyly * schizodactyly * syndactyly * zygodactyly