bipedalism

[ bahy-ped-l-iz-uh m ]
/ baɪˈpɛd lˌɪz əm /

noun

the condition of being two-footed or of using two feet for standing and walking.

Nearby words

  1. bipartition,
  2. biparty,
  3. bipectinate,
  4. biped,
  5. bipedal,
  6. bipennate,
  7. bipenniform,
  8. bipetalous,
  9. biphasic,
  10. biphasic pill

Also bi·pe·dal·i·ty [bahy-pi-dal-i-tee] /ˌbaɪ pɪˈdæl ɪ ti/.

Origin of bipedalism

First recorded in 1905–10; bipedal + -ism

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Word Origin and History for bipedality

bipedalism

n.

1897; see bipedal + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper