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bimanous

[ bim-uh-nuhs, bahy-mey- ]
/ ˈbɪm ə nəs, baɪˈmeɪ- /
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adjective Zoology.

having two hands, especially as distinct from feet.

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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
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British Dictionary definitions for bimanous

bimanous
/ (ˈbɪmənəs, baɪˈmeɪ-) /

adjective

(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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