It's called polydactyly. I have two cats with it (they have seven toes per paw).
In humans, interestingly enough, it is a dominant genetic trait, meaning you only need to have the gene on one of your chromosomes, not two. I seem to remember that it is more common on the Indian subcontinent than in other places.
It's called a mutation.
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This condition is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits. In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether the six digits are fingers or toes (although in Greek "dactylos" is without equivocation a finger).
polydactyly:More than five fingers and/or toes. Inherited as an autosomal dominant phenotype.
It's called Polydexteral, which translates literally to multiple digits.
This is a more common issue in cats. Ernest Hemmingway was a huge cat lover, and had a bunch of cats like this. If you take a tour of his Key West home today, you'll still see a bunch of polydexteral cats running around the grounds
I call it being lucky as you can wear more diamonds.
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