leptodactyl

leptodactyl
adj. & n.
—adj. having long slender toes.
—n. a bird having these.

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I. \\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|daktəl\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin leptodactylus, from lept- + -dactylus (from Greek -daktylos -dactylous
II. noun
: a bird or other animal having slender toes

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leptodacˈtyl noun
(Gr daktylos finger, toe) a bird or other animal with long slender toes
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Main Entry:lepton

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  • Leptodactyl — Lep to*dac tyl (l[e^]p t[ o]*d[a^]k t[i^]l), n. [Gr. lepto s small, thin + da ktylos finger, toe.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird or other animal having slender toes. [Written also {lepodactyle}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leptodactyl — lep·to·dac·tyl …   English syllables

  • lepodactyle — Leptodactyl Lep to*dac tyl (l[e^]p t[ o]*d[a^]k t[i^]l), n. [Gr. lepto s small, thin + da ktylos finger, toe.] (Zo[ o]l.) A bird or other animal having slender toes. [Written also {lepodactyle}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lep|to|dac|ty|lous — «LEHP tuh DAK tuh luhs», adjective. = leptodactyl. (Cf. ↑leptodactyl) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Leptodactylidae — n. [See {leptodactyl}.] A natural family of New World frogs; in some classifications it is essentially coextensive with the family {Bufonidae}. Syn: family {Leptodactylidae}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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