American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having webbing that connects each of the four anterior toes, as in water birds such as pelicans and gannets.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having all four toes full-webbed; steganopodous: said of the parts themselves, as well as of the birds; belonging to the order Totipalmatæ. See also cut under Phaëthon.
- n. A totipalmate bird.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Having all four toes united by a web; -- said of certain sea birds, as the pelican and the gannet. See
- Latin totus all, whole + English palmate. (Wiktionary)
- Latin tōtus, whole; see total + palmate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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