from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Biology The condition of having two or more fused digits, as occurs normally in certain mammals and birds.
- n. Biology A congenital anomaly in humans characterized by two or more fused fingers or toes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The normal condition, in some animals and birds, of having fused digits.
- n. The anomalous condition, in humans, of having some fingers or toes fused with a web.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Syndactylism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
Some people have webbed toes - something called syndactyly (sp) - two toes can be fused to look like one toe.
Unfortunately I was born with syndactyly webbed toes a condition that has not affected me in any way shape or form throughout my life except to impress first graders and in preventing me from wearing toe-socks.
I like to think my syndactyly is an outward indication of some other greater, more profound mutation.
My maid of honor has syndactyly and we are have a hard time trying to find a comfortable shoe for her for the wedding.
They discovered the fetus had a condition common to those with radioactive exposure: atypical syndactyly.
The nine following cases (Nos. 37-45) were anomalies of the lower limbs: Nos. 37, 38, and 42 may have been spontaneous amputations; Nos. 39 and 40 were doubtless instances of webbed toes (syndactyly), and the deformity indicated in No. 45 was presumably talipes equinus.
ACF has engaged the staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in conjunction with the International Children's Surgery Fund, directed by Greg Fontana, MD, to correct Hussein's other medical problems: hearing difficulties, syndactyly (fused digits), hypospadias, agenesis of one kidney and incomplete closure of the skull.
Forum: Science Jobs Forum Posted By: Jessica Post Time: 10-29-2008 at 10: 18 PM what role do lysosomes play in apoptosis, digit formation, and syndactyly?
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It turns out that there are are lots of people (depending on how you define ‘lots’) who have syndactyly (webbed toes or fingers), but there isn’t a whole lot of information about it on the internet that’s easy to find.