Definitions

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  • noun medicine Absence of the digits.

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  • noun congenital absence of fingers and/or toes

Etymologies

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a- +‎ dactyly

Examples

  • The association held when the researchers controlled for alcohol use, smoking and diabetes in the mothers, and also held when looking individually at each of 11 specific defects, including spina bifida; circulatory, tracheal, gastrointestinal, urogenital and musculoskeletal anomalies; cleft lip; adactyly (missing hands, fingers, toes and the like); clubfoot; and Down syndrome.

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