Quadrumanous meaning

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Having opposable first digits on both the feet and the hands, used for gripping and climbing. Many primates are quadrumanous.
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Having all four feet adapted to function as hands.
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Of a group of primates, including monkeys and great apes, having such adaptation.
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Having opposable first digits on both the feet and the hands, used for gripping and climbing. Many primates are quadrumanous.
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Having four feet and using all four feet as hands, as primates other than humans do. The big toes as well as the thumbs of quadrumanous species are opposable.
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Having four feet whose first digits are opposable; applies to all non-human primates.
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Origin of quadrumanous

  • quadru– Latin manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots –ous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition