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  • adj. Alternative form of pentadactyl.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See pentadactyl.

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Examples

  • Gratio Kelleia, who married a woman with the ordinary pentadactyle extremities, and had by her four children, Salvator, George, Andre, and Marie.

    Essays

  • But all these children grew up and intermarried with normal wives and husband, and then, note what took place: Salvator had four children, three of whom exhibited the hexadactyle members of their grandfather and father, while the youngest had the pentadactyle limbs of the mother and grandmother; so that here, notwithstanding

    Essays

  • In one of the latest examples, the inner splint-bone, answering to the second metacarpal of the pentadactyle foot, supported phalanges and a terminal hoof resembling the corresponding one in hipparion.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 15 — Science

  • Nevertheless, all these different fore-feet, as well as the hand of the ape (Figure 2.340) and of man (Figure 2.341), were originally developed from a common pentadactyle stem-form.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 2

  • Salvator had four children, three of whom exhibited the hexadactyle members of their grandfather and father, while the youngest had the pentadactyle limbs of the mother and grandmother; so that here, notwithstanding a double pentadactyle dilution of the blood, the hexadactyle variety had the best of it.

    Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02

  • Finally, the purely pentadactyle André was the father of many children, not one of whom departed from the normal parental type.

    Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02

  • This is strikingly exemplified by the case of Gratio Kelleia, who married a woman with the ordinary pentadactyle extremities, and had by her four children, Salvator, George, André, and Marie.

    Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02

  • Finally, the purely pentadactyle Andre was the father of many children, not one of whom departed from the normal parental type.

    Origin of Species

  • But all these children grew up and intermarried with normal wives and husband, and then, note what took place: Salvator had four children, three of whom exhibited the hexadactyle members of their grandfather and father, while the youngest had the pentadactyle limbs of the mother and grandmother; so that here, notwithstanding a double pentadactyle dilution of the blood, the hexadactyle variety had the best of it.

    Origin of Species

  • This is strikingly exemplified by the case of Gratio Kelleia, who married a woman with the ordinary pentadactyle extremities, and had by her four children, Salvator, George, Andre, and Marie.

    Origin of Species

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