Quadrumanous
Quadrumanous Quad*ru"ma*nous, a. (Zo["o]l.) Having four hands; of or pertaining to the Quadrumana. [1913 Webster]

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  • quadrumanous — [kwä dro͞o′mə nəs] adj. [formed (based on QUADRUPED) < L quadru (see QUADRUPED) + manus, hand (see MANUAL)] Zool. 1. having all four feet adapted to function as hands 2. of a group of primates, including monkeys and great apes, having such… …   English World dictionary

  • quadrumanous — adjective Etymology: ultimately from Latin quadri + manus hand more at manual Date: 1819 having feet adapted for grasping < quadrumanous primates > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quadrumanous — /kwo drooh meuh neuhs/, adj. four handed; having all four feet adapted for use as hands, as monkeys. [1690 1700; < NL quadrumanus, equiv. to L quadru QUADRU + manus, adj. deriv. of manus hand (cf. MANUAL)] * * * …   Universalium

  • quadrumanous — adjective Having four feet whose first digits are opposable; applies to all non human primates …   Wiktionary

  • quadrumanous — kwÉ‘ druːmÉ™nÉ™s /kwÉ’ d adj. having four hands, using all four limbs as hands; apelike in destructiveness; having all four feet fitted for use as hands (apes, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • quadrumanous — [kwɒ dru:mənəs, ˌkwɒdrʊ mα:nəs] adjective Zoology, dated (of primates) having all four feet modified as hands, i.e. having opposable digits. Origin C17: from mod. L. Quadrumana (former order name, neut. plural of quadrumanus, from quadru four + L …   English new terms dictionary

  • quadrumanous — qua·dru·ma·nous …   English syllables

  • quadrumanous — quad•ru•ma•nous [[t]kwɒˈdru mə nəs[/t]] adj. zool. having the feet adapted for use as hands, as monkeys • Etymology: 1690–1700; < NL quadrumanus= L quadru quadru + manus, adj. der. of manus hand (cf. manual) …   From formal English to slang

  • quadrumanous — 1. Having four hands 2. Being very destructive, or as destructive as a wild ape …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • quadrumanous — /kwɒˈdrumənəs/ (say kwo droohmuhnuhs) adjective four handed; having all four feet adapted for use as hands, as animals of the monkey kind. {New Latin quadrumanus} …   Australian English dictionary

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