[bahy-man-yoo-uh l]


involving or requiring the use of both hands.

Origin of bimanual

First recorded in 1870–75; bi-1 + manual
Related formsbi·man·u·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bimanual

Historical Examples of bimanual

  • For instance, he suggests the possibility of being able to feel a stone in the bladder by means of bimanual palpation.

British Dictionary definitions for bimanual



using or requiring both hands
Derived Formsbimanually, adverb
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bimanual in Medicine




Using or requiring the use of both hands.
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