bipedal

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

adjective


Nearby words

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

Origin of bipedal

1600–10; bi-1 + pedal (adj.)

Related formsbi·ped·al·ly, adverb

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Word Origin and History for bipedally

bipedal

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper