[ kwo-droo-muh-nuh s ]
/ kwɒˈdru mə nəs /


four-handed; having all four feet adapted for use as hands, as monkeys.

Origin of quadrumanous

1690–1700; < New Latin quadrumanus, equivalent to Latin quadru- quadru- + -manus, adj. derivative of manus hand (cf. manual)
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British Dictionary definitions for quadrumanous


/ (kwɒˈdruːmənəs) /


(of monkeys and apes) having all four feet specialized for use as hands

Word Origin for quadrumanous

C18: from New Latin quadrumanus, from quadri- + Latin manus hand
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Science definitions for quadrumanous


[ kwŏ-drōōmə-nəs ]

Having four feet and using all four feet as hands, as primates other than humans do. The big toes as well as the thumbs of quadrumanous species are opposable.
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