from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having only one digit on each extremity.
  • noun An animal having only one digit on each extremity.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as monodactylous.


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  • But they have tiny little monodactyl wings, not the big flappy things that your toy has.

    Animal toys

  • The volume in his hands was Darwin's famous monograph on the monodactyl.

    In Search of the Unknown

  • "Of course," I said; "you didn't suppose a monodactyl meant a beast with one leg and one toe!"

    In Search of the Unknown

  • Ascent and decline of monodactyl equids: A case for prehistoric overkill. Headlines


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  • A very rude animal indeed.

    September 1, 2008

  • Did it speak utterly without expression, perhaps?

    September 1, 2008

  • I can't speak for how it spoke, but I do know how it gestured...

    September 1, 2008

  • It's real! I found this word listed in the OED. "A monodactylous animal. Obs. rare."

    P.S. if you click on the Wikipedia link, you'll get a pterodactyly family tree. :)

    September 5, 2008

  • I know how it typed...

    September 5, 2008