Origin of prehension
Examples from the Web for prehension
The extensions of the body-substance which are put forth by the Rhizopoda at will, and which serve for locomotion and prehension.The Ancient Life History of the Earth|Henry Alleyne Nicholson
The mantis reminds one of a small, green monkey, the fore pair of legs being well developed and used in prehension.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"|George Davidson
Both toad and crayfish have organs for the prehension of food, its digestion and its assimilation.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
Upon this emancipation followed the liberation of jaws and mouth from their use as organs of prehension.Prehistoric Man|W. L. H. Duckworth
In such cases an ox will use his tongue more in the prehension of food to make up for the incapacity of the lips.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
1530s, "seizure, arrest," from Latin prehensionem (nominative prehensio), noun of action from past participle stem of prehendere (see prehensile). Use in philosophy is from 1925.