bimanous

[ bim-uh-nuh s, bahy-mey- ]
/ ˈbɪm ə nəs, baɪˈmeɪ- /

adjective Zoology.

having two hands, especially as distinct from feet.

Nearby words

  1. bim,
  2. bimaculate,
  3. bimah,
  4. bimanal,
  5. bimane,
  6. bimanual,
  7. bimanual version,
  8. bimastoid,
  9. bimaxillary,
  10. bimbette

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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