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Definition 1: a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for dactyl in the sense of this definition

(dactyl is a kind of ...) an external body part that projects from the body

"it is important to keep the extremities warm"

(... is a kind of dactyl ) the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe

(... is a kind of dactyl ) any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb)

"her fingers were long and thin"

(... is a kind of dactyl ) one of the digits of the foot

(dactyl is a part of ...) any of the bones of the fingers or toes

(dactyl is a part of ...) horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

(... is part of dactyl) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium

Definition 2: a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables - [noun denoting communication]

(dactyl is a kind of ...) (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

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