Definitions for "dactyl"
A poetical foot of three sylables (-- ~ ~), one long followed by two short, or one accented followed by two unaccented; as, L. tëgmine, E. mer'ciful; -- so called from the similarity of its arrangement to that of the joints of a finger.
A finger or toe; a digit.
a metrical foot of three syllables, only the first accented.
Keywords:  ida, rhea, asteroid, august, mythology
In Greek mythology, a legendary being that lived on Mount Ida.
Moon orbiting the asteroid Ida
a satellite of the asteroid Ida that was discovered in August 1993 and is named for Dactyl of Greek mythology, an attendant at Zeus's birth by Rhea
The claw or terminal joint of a leg of an insect or crustacean.
(dactylus): Terminal or distal article of leg, sometimes modified into the movable finger of the cheliped (claw). See figure.
The most distal segment ,the seventh,of a chelipad or ambulatory