Definition of monodactylous in English:

monodactylous

adjective

  • 1Zoology and Medicine. Having only one digit, finger, or toe (as a normal condition in some mammals or a congenital abnormality in humans and other vertebrates).

  • 2Zoology and Entomology. Having a single claw, especially one that is able to fold back on a leg in order to grasp.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Noah Webster (1758–1843), lexicographer. From mono- + -dactylous.

Pronunciation

monodactylous

/ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈdaktɪləs//ˌmɒnə(ʊ)ˈdakt(ə)ləs/