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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ek'tro-dak'ti-le, -dak-til'i-a, -dak'ti-lizm


Congenital absence of all or part of one or more fingers or toes. There are several varieties and the pattern of inheritance may be autosomal dominant with reduced penetrance [MIM*183600 and MIM*183802], autosomal recessive [MIM*225290 and MIM*225300], or X-linked [MIM*313350].

[ectro- + G. daktylos, finger]

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