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Ectrodactyly

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Ectrodactyly

Ectrodactyliaectrodactylism

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, autosomal recessive, or x-linked.

Origin: ectro-_ g. Daktylos, finger