Anatomy

From Cat
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Bracyury (Short tail
Cleft palate
Cryptorchidism (retained testicle)
Cutaneous asthenia
Flat chest syndrome (kittens)
Hip dysplasia
Hydrocephalus

The cat is an example of a digitigrade (dihj' ih tih grayd) animal, which walks upon its digits not upon the whole foot, as does man. A digit consists of a row of two or three phalanges (fay lann'jeez) which form a toe or a finger.