1 month ago
Last edited at 1:44AM on 4/9/2013
'Toe thumb', 'murderer's thumb', 'Hammer thumb', Club/Clubbed thumb', 'Potter's thumb' 'Stub thumb' and 'Dutch thumb' etc. are all slang for the scientific term Brachydactyly type D (or BDD for short).
'Brachydactyly' is a medical term which literally means "shortness of the fingers and toes" (digits). The shortness is relative to the length of other long bones and other parts of the body. Brachydactyly is an inherited, usually dominant trait.'
'In the past 10 years, scientists have been able to gain more insight into the genetic basis of BDD. In a 2003 study published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, researchers reported that two mutations in the gene HOXD13 may contribute to BDD.' "I have no idea' (if BDD is linked to European royalty) 'It may be true, I have no idea.'
The meaning of "toe thumbs" or clubbed thumbs is the abnormality of allowing the thumbs to be shaped like big toes. It is normally caused by incestral relations. It is also characterized by a short, fat thumb that is round.