ZYGODACTYL

zygodactyl

(adjective) (of bird feet) having the first and fourth toes directed backward the second and third forward

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

zygodactyl (not comparable)

Having two toes pointing forward, and two pointing backward; zygodactylous.

Noun

zygodactyl (plural zygodactyls)

(ornithology) Any bird with toes of this kind, such as the parrot.

Source: Wiktionary


Zyg`o*dac"tyl, Zyg`o*dac"tyle, n. Etym: [See Zygodactylic.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: Any zygodactylous bird.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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