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Medical Term:

ectrodactyly

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

Definition

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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