[ adjective brey-kee-it, -eyt, brak-ee-; verb brey-kee-eyt, brak-ee- ]
/ adjective ˈbreɪ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈbræk i-; verb ˈbreɪ kiˌeɪt, ˈbræk i- /
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Botany. having widely spreading branches in alternate pairs.
Zoology. having arms.
verb (used without object), bra·chi·at·ed, bra·chi·at·ing.
to progress by means of brachiation.
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British Dictionary definitions for brachiate
adjective (ˈbreɪkɪɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈbræk-)
botany having widely divergent paired branches
verb (ˈbreɪkɪˌeɪt, ˈbræk-)
(intr) (of some arboreal apes and monkeys) to swing by the arms from one hold to the next
Derived forms of brachiatebrachiation, noun
Word Origin for brachiate
C19: from Latin bracchiātus with armlike branches
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