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Zygodactylous

Zygodactylous
(Science: ornithology, zoology) yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.
Origin: gr. A yoke, pairfinger, toe: cf. F. Zygodactyle.


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