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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An animal, especially a bird or mammal, that has two or more fused digits.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or characterized by syndactyly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having two or more digits wholly or partly united. See syndactylism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the digits more or less united.
  • n. A syndactyl person, mammal, or bird.

Etymologies

French syndactyle : Greek sun-, syn- + Greek daktulos, finger.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • An animal's foot (especially a bird or mammal) with two or more fused digits.

    May 21, 2008