dactylo-, dactyl-, dactylio-, -dactyl, -dactyla, -dactylia, -dactylic, -dactylism, -dactyloid, -dactylous, -dactyly
(Greek: finger, toe)
2. The technique of comparing fingerprints, typically those found at the setting of a crime and those of a suspect.
Due to the uniqueness of the fingers' and hands' papillar lines, it is generally considered a reliable method of identifying a person.
2. Having five appendages or rays.
2. The spasmodic contraction of the fingers or toes.
3. A cramp or twitching of the fingers or toes.
This joining can involve the bones or just the skin between the digits.
2. The horny covering on the toes of birds.
2. A hydroid modified for catching prey, long, with tentacles or short knobs, with or without a mouth: In Jane's biology book, she read about dactylozooids which have the function of protecting the colony and she was astounded that some such creatures didn't even have an oral cavity!
2. In certain insects, the second tarsal (foot) segment, after an enlarged first tarsal segment.
2. Congenital condition (at birth) of having two fingers on a hand or two toes on a foot.
The duodenum extends from the pylorus (outlet of the stomach) at the bottom of the stomach to the jejunum (part of the small intestine), the second part of the small intestine.
Also called ectrodactylism, oligodactylia, oligodactyly, ectrodactylia, ectodactylism, hypodactylia, hypodactylism, hypodactyly, adactyly, adactylia, adactylism.