Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A deformity of the hand marked by permanent deflection of the fingers.

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  • noun a congenital defect in which one or more toes or fingers are abnormally positioned

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Examples

  • In researching something for a story, I discovered that this is a condition called clinodactyly, which appears in something like 26 different syndromes of varying severity as a result of genetic mutation causing one of the finger bones to be wedge-shaped instead of rectangular.

    ccfinlay: Blogito Ergo Sum

  • In researching something for a story, I discovered that this is a condition called clinodactyly, which appears in something like 26 different syndromes of varying severity as a result of genetic mutation causing one of the finger bones to be wedge-shaped instead of rectangular.

    Blogito Ergo Sum

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  • Clinodactyly is an autosomal dominant trait that has variable expressiveness and incomplete penetrance


    *(the frequency, under given environmental conditions, with which a specific phenotype is expressed by those individuals with a specific genotype.)

    January 23, 2020