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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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