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Noun: dactyl  dak-t(u)l
  1. A metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
  2. A finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
    - digit

Derived forms: dactyls

Type of: appendage, extremity, foot, member, metrical foot, metrical unit

Part of: craniate, vertebrate

Encyclopedia: Dactyl