zygodactylous (not comparable)

(ornithology) Having two toes pointing forward, and two toes pointing backward.


• zygodactyl

Source: Wiktionary

Zyg`o*dac"ty*lic, Zyg`o*dac"tyl*ous, a. Etym: [Gr. zygodactyle.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: 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.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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