An`i*so*dac"ty*la (#), An`i*so*dac"tyls (#), n. pl. [NL. anisodactyla, fr. Gr. unequal ( priv. + equal) + finger.] Zool. (a)
A group of herbivorous mammals characterized by having the hoofs in a single series around the foot, as the elephant, rhinoceros, etc.
A group of perching birds which are anisodactylous.
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