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Pentadactyl

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pentadactyl Having five appendages resembling fingers or toes.
    • Pentadactyl (Anat) Having five digits to the hand or foot.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pentadactyl Having five digits, as fingers or toes; quinquedigitate. Also pentadactylous.
    • n pentadactyl A pentadactyl or quinquedigitate animal: any member of the Pentadactyla.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. pentada`ktylos with five fingers or toes. See Penta-, and Dactyl

Usage

In literature:

Finally, the purely pentadactyle Andre was the father of many children, not one of whom departed from the normal parental type.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
Finally, the purely pentadactyle Andre was the father of many children, not one of whom departed from the normal parental type.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
The limbs were pentadactyle, ensheathed in claws or broader hoofs.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
Finally, the purely pentadactyle Andre was the father of many children, not one of whom departed from the normal parental type.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
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