Definitions

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  • adj. Having four digits on a limb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tetradactylous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having four fingers or toes; quadridigitate: noting either the fore feet or the hind feet of a quadruped, or
  • a four-toed bird, or
  • a quadruped only (when four-toed before and behind).
  • n. A four-toed animal.

Etymologies

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tetra- + Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (dáktulos, "finger").

Examples

  • The natural cast of tetradactyl digitigrade footprint (Fig. lB), was found underneath the pelvic girdle by two of us (TS and GN), while the skeleton and matrix were being recently prepared.

    Neoceratopsian publications for 2008

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