Word of the Day – Monodactyl

By September 10, 2017Word of the Day

Monodactyl (noun)

mo-no-dak-til

A condition in which there is only one finger or toe on each hand or foot.

Late 19th century: from monodactyl (from Greek monodaktulos ‘one-fingered’) + -y.

Example sentences

“Though horses are mondactyl creatures, researchers think they once had many toes.”

Word of the Day – Symposium

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Symposium (noun)

sim-poe-zee-um

A conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject./ A collection of essays or papers on a particular subject by a number of contributors.

Late 16th century (denoting a drinking party): via Latin from Greek sumposion, from sumpotēs ‘fellow drinker’, from sun- ‘together’ + potēs ‘drinker’.

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