from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormal shortness of the fingers and toes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as brachydactylism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine Abnormal shortness of the fingers or toes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun abnormal shortness of fingers and toes


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  • JM is counting brachydactyly but keeps coming up short.

    April 25, 2011