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arachnodactylic

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  • Likewise tall and finely sculptured, she seemed attenuated, arachnodactylic, somehow both awkward and eerily graceful, as if about to go into a contortion such as her race was capable of.

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  • Main Entry: arach·no·dac·ty·ly
    Function: noun
    Inflected Form(s): -es
    Etymology: arachn- + -dactyly (from New Latin -dactylia)
    : a hereditary abnormality characterized by excessive length of the long bones (as of the fingers and toes) and usually associated with other abnormalities

    Citation:
    "arachnodactyly." Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster, 2002. http://unabridged.merriam-webster.com (6 Jan. 2007).

    January 6, 2007