Definition of zygodactylous in English:

zygodactylous

adjective

  • See zygodactyl

    • ‘The feet are zygodactylous, with two toes pointed forward and two toes pointed backward.’
    • ‘Most Cuckoos have moderately sized, slightly down curved bills, medium to long wings and zygodactylous feet.’
    • ‘This zygodactylous feet also enable the Blue-crowned Hanging Parrot to hang upside down to reach otherwise inaccessible fruits or flowers.’
    • ‘The feet of most woodpeckers are large and zygodactylous, meaning two toes point forward and two backward on each foot.’
    • ‘Owls are zygodactylous: two toes face anteriorly and two toes face posteriorly.’

Pronunciation

zygodactylous

/ˌzaɪɡoʊˈdæktələs//ˌzīɡōˈdaktələs/