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questions about the word brachy in "brachydactyly"?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome.

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Whats brachydactyly?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome.
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Why does brachydactyly occur sometimes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome.

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