Zygodactylic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Zygodactylic (Zoöl) 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • zygodactylic Same as zygodactyl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. zygo`n a yoke, pair + finger, toe: cf. F. zygodactyle,

Usage

In literature:

In this curious way came their zygodactylous bird.
"Animal Carvings from Mounds of the Mississippi Valley" by Henry W. Henshaw
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