ectrodactyly , ectrodactylia , ectrodactylism (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. Known also as split-hand/foot deformity, lobster claw. There are several varieties and the pattern of inheritance, which though lasting through multiple generations, is usually somewhat irregular; may be autosomal dominant [MIM*183600-802], autosomal recessive [MIM*225290-300], or X-linked [MIM*313350]. [ectro- + G. daktylos, finger]


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