Syndactyly vs Zygodactyly - What's the difference?

syndactyly | zygodactyly |


As nouns the difference between syndactyly and zygodactyly

is that syndactyly is (biology) the normal condition, in some animals and birds, of having fused digits while zygodactyly is (anatomy) the condition of having two toes facing forward and two backward, as in some birds and chameleons.

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

    zygodactyly

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (anatomy) The condition of having two toes facing forward and two backward, as in some birds and chameleons.