161. Fingers and Toes


See also 14. ANATOMY ; 51. BODY, HUMAN ; 194. HANDS .

adactyly
a birth defect in which one or more fingers or toes are missing.
dactyl
a digit; a finger or toe. See also 264. MEASUREMENT .
dactyliography
the study of finger rings for purposes of description. — dactyliographer , n . — dactyliographic , adj .
dactyliology
the study and making of finger rings. — dactyliologist , n . — dactyliologic , adj .
dactyliomancy
a form of divination involving finger rings.
dactylitis
an inflammation of a finger or toe.
dactylography
the study of fingerprints. — dactylographer , n . — dactylogram , n . — dactylographic , adj .
dactylology
the science of communicating by sign language using the hands and fingers.
dactylomegaly
a condition in which one or more of the fingers is enlarged abnormally. — dactylomegalic , adj .
dactylonomy
Rare . the practice of counting on the fingers.
dactyloscopy
the comparison of fingerprints for identification. — dactyloscopist , n . — dactyloscopie , adj .
monodactyly
Zoology . the condition of having only a single finger, toe, or claw on each limb. — monodactylous , monodactylic , adj .
onychia
inflammation and ulceration at the base of a fingernail; a felon or whitlow.
onychomancy
the art of divination through inspection of the fingernails. — onychomantic , adj .
onychophagia, onychophagy
the habit of biting the fingernails.
onychoptosis
the loosening and falling off of the fingernails.
onychosis
disease of the fingernails or toenails.
paronychia
a pus-producing inflammation at the base of a fingernail or toenail; a felon or whitlow. Also called panaris .
pentadactylism
the condition of having five digits on each hand and foot. — pentadactylous , adj .
polydactylism
the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes. — polydactylous , adj .
sexdigitist
a person who has six fingers or six toes.

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