- four-handed; having all four feet adapted for use as hands, as monkeys.
Origin of quadrumanous
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Historical Examples of quadrumanous
She belongs to the same zoological species that we do, and is neither trimanous nor quadrumanous.Mysterious Psychic Forces
Many persons possess at least one quadrumanous or embryonic character.
It must be borne in mind that the quadrumanous indications are found in the lower classes of the most developed races.
Behead a narrow piece of woven fabric and leave a quadrumanous animal.
- (of monkeys and apes) having all four feet specialized for use as hands
Word Origin for quadrumanous
- 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.