Words nearby quadru-
WORDS THAT USE QUADRU-
What does quadru- mean?
Quadru- comes from the Latin quattuor, meaning “four.” The Greek equivalent is tetra-, which also appears as tetr-, as in tetrahedron. Want to know more? Check out our Words That Use entries for tetr- and tetra-.
What are variants of quadru-?
Examples of quadru-
A term that you may have come across that features the combining form quadru- is quadruped, “four-footed.” Quadruped comes from the Latin quadruped, which uses the equivalent of the form quadru-.
The form quadru- means “four,” as we know. The -ped part of the word may also look familiar. It means “having a foot.” Quadruped literally translates to “having four feet.”
What are some words that use the Latin equivalent of the combining form quadru-?
What are some other forms that quadru- may be commonly confused with?
Break it down!
The form -manous comes from the Latin word for “hand.” With this in mind, what is significant about a quadrumanous animal?