bipedal

[ bahy-ped-l, -pi-dl, bahy-ped-l ]
/ ˈbaɪˌpɛd l, -pɪ dl, baɪˈpɛd l /

adjective

Origin of bipedal

1600–10; bi-1 + pedal (adj.)
Related formsbi·ped·al·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for bipedal

bipedal


adj.

c.1600, from biped + -al (1). Classical Latin bipedalis meant "two feet long or thick."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for bipedal

biped

[ bīpĕd′ ]

An animal having two feet, such as a bird or human.
Related formsbipedal adjective
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