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- n. Polydactylism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as polydactylism.
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- n. birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
The condition is known as polydactyly, a genetic disorder which can be inherited and gives rise to excess digits.
It's called "polydactyly" -- extra digits -- not an uncommon genetic trait, but Bay Area doctors say they've never seen a case so remarkable. [more]
It's called "polydactyly" - extra digits - not an uncommon genetic trait, but Bay Area doctors say they've never seen a case so remarkable.
It's called "polydactyly" -- extra digits -- not an uncommon genetic trait, but Bay Area doctors say they've never seen a case so remarkable.
The Amish, for example, are more likely to carry a genetic mutation for a condition called polydactyly, which causes extra fingers or toes.
In addition to missing hands, common defects include webbed fingers and missing or extra fingers a condtion known as polydactyly.
Known as polydactyly, Hernandez's condition is relatively common, but it's rare for the extra digits to be so perfect.
Although extra fingers and toes sometimes arise as genetic anomalies, and are even common in certain cat breeds a condition known as polydactyly, Hutchinson thinks it was easier for the sesamoid bone to be recruited for extra support than for a true sixth toe to evolve in elephants.
The Buccaneers were buggers, the Maroons and Mountain Men were miscegenists, the "Jukes and Kallikaks" indulged in fornication and incest (leading to mutations such as polydactyly), the children ran around naked and masturbated openly, etc., etc.
Approximately 5 percent of individuals with nevoid basal cell carcinomas (NBCCS) are found to have other malformations, including cleft lip/palate, polydactyly, or other eye abnormalities.
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