Six fingers: The presence of an extra sixth finger, a very common congenital malformation (birth defect). This condition is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits.
Polydactyly is a condition in which a person is born with extra fingers or toes. The term comes from the Greek words for “many” (“poly”) and “digits” (“dactylos”). There are several types of polydactyly. Most often the extra digit grows next to the fifth finger or toe.
Some people around the world have polydactyly, meaning that they are born with extra fingers on their hands or extra toes on their feet. ... The research — which appears in the journal Nature Communications — suggests that people with polydactyly have more dexterity of movement than their counterparts with fewer digits.
Polydactyly results if there's an irregularity in this process: An extra finger forms when a single finger splits in two. The vast majority of occurrences of polydactyly are sporadic, meaning that the condition occurs without an apparent cause—while some may be due to a genetic defect or underlying hereditary syndrome.
An estimated one in every 700–1,000 babies is born with polydactyly, which means they have extra fingers on their hands or extra toes on their feet or both. Because polydactyly is so unusual, some people may consider it a malformation or anomaly.
The holy bible also speaks about having six fingers and how it affects our luck. Six fingers symbolize power which is exactly the case in the waorani tribe.
Having extra fingers or toes (6 or more) can occur on its own. There may not be any other symptoms or disease present. Polydactyly may be passed down in families. This trait involves only one gene that can cause several variations.
A literal interpretation of the verses suggests that his brother and three sons were also of giant stature. The name of Goliath's third son does not appear in the Bible, so we have named him Exadactylus as it was said that 'he had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes' (Samuel 21:20-21).
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