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pentadactyl


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Applied to a limb possessing five digits, or to one modified evolutionarily from an ancestral form which possessed five digits. The pentadactyl limb is characteristic of all living and almost all fossil tetrapods. See also appendicular skeleton.

Subjects: Biological Sciences.


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