Definitions of dactyl

n a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

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the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)
one of the digits of the foot
pollex, thumb
the thick short innermost digit of the forelimb
forefinger, index, index finger
the finger next to the thumb
annualry, ring finger
the third finger (especially of the left hand)
middle finger
the second finger; between the index finger and the ring finger
little finger, pinkie, pinky
the finger farthest from the thumb
big toe, great toe, hallux
the first largest innermost toe
a deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch
little toe
the fifth smallest outermost toe
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appendage, extremity, member
an external body part that projects from the body

n a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables

Type of:
foot, metrical foot, metrical unit
(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

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