from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology: In Crustacea, the last segment of the normally 7-jointed leg; a dactylopodite. It is the movable claw of the two that make the nipper or chelate claw.
  • n. In entomology, one or all of the tarsal joints which follow the first one in any insect, when, as in a bee, for example, the first joint is much larger than the rest and known as the metatarsus or planta.
  • n. In conchology, a piddock, Pholas dactylus.
  • n. In anatomy See digitus


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