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quadrumanous

[ kwo-droo-muh-nuhs ]
/ kwɒˈdru mə nəs /
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adjective

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

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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

quadrumanous
/ (kwɒˈdruːmənəs) /

adjective

(of monkeys and apes) having all four feet specialized for use as hands
C18: from New Latin quadrumanus, from quadri- + Latin manus hand
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Scientific definitions for quadrumanous

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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