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Related to polydactylism: polydactyly, argyria, Supernumerary digit
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Synonyms for polydactyl

of or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits

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Surgeon Dr Craig Camasta said many parents of babies with polydactylism chose to have an operation to get rid of the extra fingers or toes to avoid social stigma, but "it's not necessary that the extra digits be removed".
Polycystic kidneys, internal hydrocephalus and polydactylism in newborn siblings.
Although Polydactylism is not particularly rare, it is extremely uncommon for an extra digit on each hand and foot, reports the Telegraph.
Polydactylism has been observed in Cricetidae (Price, 1969), Muridae (Brown, 1996), Leporidae (Murie, 1934), Sciuridae (Dunaway, 1969), Cynocephalidae (Shute and Bellaire, 1955), and Cervidae (Daniel and Kershaw, 1964; Miller and Cawley, 1970; Stone et al.
Polydactylism is genetic and the father said there was a family history of the condition.
The youngster from Nagipur in India has 12 fingers and 13 toes because he has the rare condition polydactylism.