syndactyly

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From syn- + Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (dáktulos, finger) + -y.

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syndactyly (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The normal condition, in some animals and birds, of having fused digits.
  2. The anomalous condition, in humans, of having some fingers or toes fused with a web.
    • 2008, Guinness World Records — Human Body — Extreme Bodies — Most Fingers and Toes — Living Person
      Pranamya Menaria (India; born August 10, 2005) has 25 in total (12 fingers and 13 toes). This is as a result of the condition Polydactyly and Syndactyly.

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