Origin of quadrupedClassical Latin quadrupes (gen. quadrupedis) from quadru- (used for quadri-, quadri-, especially before p), four + pes, foot
A four-footed animal.
Variant of quadrupedal
An animal having four feet, such as most reptiles and mammals.
- quadrupedal (kwŏ-drˌ◌pə-dəl, kwŏdˌ◌rə-pĕdˌ◌l)
quadruped - Medical Definition
- I saw neither bird, quadruped, reptile, nor insect."
- The word "animal" is defined as meaning "any domestic animal" of whatever kind or species, and whether a quadruped or not.
- An idealized type of the useful quadruped - likewise often identified with the earth - presents itself in the mythical Cow of Plenty, or" wish-cow "(Kamadhenu, or Kamadugha, i.e.
- Mammals are few in species, but remarkable, especially Macacus niger, an ape found nowhere else but in Bachian; Anoa depressicornis, a small ox-like quadruped which inhabits the mountainous districts; and the babirusa or pig-deer of the Malays.
- The Turkoman horse of Khorasan and the Atak is a large, bony and clumsy-looking quadruped, with marvellous power and endurance.