polydactylism

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek πολύς (polús, many) + δάκτυλος (dáktulos, finger); compare French polydactylisme.

Noun[edit]

polydactylism (plural polydactylisms)

  1. (anatomy) The possession of more than the normal number of digits.
    • 2008: Guinness World Records — Human Body — Extreme Bodies — Most Fingers and Toes — Living Person
      Devendra Harne, pictured above, (India; born January 9, 1995) also has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes) as a result of the condition polydactylism.

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