Definition of polydactyl in English:


adjective & noun

See polydactyly

‘Cats with this mutation are known as polydactyls (from the Latin for ‘many digits’), or as Hemingway cats.’
  • ‘For instance the limitation of digit number to a maximum of five among recent amniotes cannot be explained by a developmental constraint per se since polydactyl limbs appear quite frequently.’
  • ‘About half the cats are polydactyl, they and others are descendants of a six-toed cat given to Hemingway by a ship's captain.’
  • ‘He's a tremendously cute, long-haired, orange polydactyl (extra toes) male who has a bit of a Maine Coon Cat look to him.’



/ˌpälēˈdakt(ə)l/ /ˌpɑliˈdækt(ə)l/