pamprodactylous

pamprodactylism, n.
/pam'proh dak"teuh leuhs/, adj. Ornith.
having all four toes directed forward, as in swifts and colies.
Also, pamprodactyl.
[1895-1900; pam- (var. of PAN-) + PRO- + -DACTYLOUS]

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  • Pamprodactylous — Pam pro*dac tyl*ous, a. [Pan + Gr. ? forward + da ktylos finger.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having all the toes turned forward, as the colies. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pamprodactylous — pam·pro·dactylous …   English syllables

  • pamprodactylous — adjective see pamprodactyl I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pan- — Panta Pan ta , Panto Pan to [Gr. ?, m., ?, neut., gen. ?, all.] Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama, pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan becomes pam before b or p, as pamprodactylous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panta- — Pan Pan , Panta Pan ta , Panto Pan to [Gr. ?, m., ?, neut., gen. ?, all.] Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama, pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan becomes pam before b or p, as pamprodactylous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Panto- — Pan Pan , Panta Pan ta , Panto Pan to [Gr. ?, m., ?, neut., gen. ?, all.] Combining forms signifying all, every; as, panorama, pantheism, pantagraph, pantograph. Pan becomes pam before b or p, as pamprodactylous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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