Adjective "zygodactyl" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌzʌɪɡə(ʊ)ˈdaktɪl//zɪɡə(ʊ)ˈdaktɪl/

Definitions and examples

adjective

(of a bird's feet) having two toes pointing forward and two backward.
  1. 'Their legs are strong, and feathered in many species; they have zygodactyl raptorial feet.'
  2. 'Their talons are sharp and hooked and their feet are zygodactyl with a reversible fourth toe.'

noun

A bird with zygodactyl feet.

    Definitions

    1. Also, zygodactylous. (of a bird) having the toes of each foot arranged in pairs, with two toes in front and two behind. noun

    2. a zygodactyl bird.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "toes can be zygodactyl."