zygodactyly


zygodactyly
n. (Zoology) state of some kinds of birds having 2 pairs of toes per foot (2 in front and 2 in back)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • psittaciform — ▪ bird Introduction  any member of the group of more than 360 species of generally brightly coloured, noisy birds, to which the general name parrot may be applied. All belong to just two families. In the family Psittacidae are parakeets… …   Universalium

  • zygodactyl — [ˌzʌɪgə(ʊ) daktɪl, zɪg ] adjective Ornithology having two toes pointing forward and two backward. Derivatives zygodactyly noun …   English new terms dictionary


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