from The Century Dictionary.
- Having abnormally short fingers.
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- adjective having abnormally short finger or toes
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Moreover, it will be found, if a number of brachydactylous persons are examined, that no two of them are affected to exactly the same degree.
It tends to affect the entire skeleton, and in a family where one child is markedly brachydactylous, that child is generally shorter than the others.