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zygodactyl or zygodactylous

Term: zygodactyl or zygodactylous

Literally meaning: “paired toes

Origin: Anc Greek
ζυγός/zygos(=yoke, the joining between two, double)
+δάκτυλος/dactylos(=finger) > δείκτης/deictes(=index finger) + αίρω/ero(=lift, rise)

Coined/History
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Definition
Zygodactyl is referred to birds having two toes forward  and two backward.   

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