brachydactylous

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • adj. Having abnormally short fingers.

Examples

  • Moreover, it will be found, if a number of brachydactylous persons are examined, that no two of them are affected to exactly the same degree.

    Applied Eugenics

  • It tends to affect the entire skeleton, and in a family where one child is markedly brachydactylous, that child is generally shorter than the others.

    Applied Eugenics

Note

The word 'brachydactylous' comes form Greek roots meaning 'short' and 'finger'.