zygodactyl

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

zygo- + Ancient Greek δάκτυλος (dáktulos, finger).

Adjective[edit]

zygodactyl (not comparable)

  1. Having two toes pointing forward, and two pointing backward; zygodactylous.

Noun[edit]

zygodactyl (plural zygodactyls)

  1. (ornithology) Any bird with toes of this kind, such as the parrot.