Latin prehēnsiōprehēnsiōn-fromprehēnsuspast participle ofprehendereto seizeghend- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Prehension Sentence Examples
prehension in childhood.
To these succeeded forms where the down had developed into body feathers for warmth, not flight, whilst the fore-limbs had become organs of prehension, the hind-limbs of progression.
Very often one or other of the appendages may be modified for prehension, the seizing of prey or the holding of a mate.
In a few Ostracoda, by a rare exception, the masticatory process is reduced or suppressed, and the palp alone remains, forming a pediform appendage used in locomotion as well as in the prehension of food.