zygodactylic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

zygo- +‎ dactylic

Adjective[edit]

zygodactylic (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs. Applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.

References[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.