[bim-uh-nuh s, bahy-mey-]

adjective Zoology.

having two hands, especially as distinct from feet.

Also bim·a·nal [bim-uh-nl, bahy-meyn-l] /ˈbɪm ə nl, baɪˈmeɪn l/.

Origin of bimanous

1825–35; < New Latin biman(a) (animalia) two-handed (animals) + -ous. See bimane Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for bimanous



(of man and the higher primates) having two hands distinct in form and function from the feet

Word Origin for bimanous

C19: from New Latin bimana two handed, from bi- 1 + Latin manus hand
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