bipedalism
noun Date: 1907 the condition of having two feet or of using only two feet for locomotion

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  • bipedalism — 1897; see BIPEDAL (Cf. bipedal) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bipedalism — [bī ped′ l iz΄əm] n. the condition of having only two feet or of using two feet for locomotion …   English World dictionary

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  • bipedalism — noun the bodily attribute of being bipedal; having two feet bipedalism made the human form of birth possible • Hypernyms: ↑bodily property * * * /buy ped l iz euhm/, n. the condition of being two footed or of using two feet for standing and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bipedalism — /buy ped l iz euhm/, n. the condition of being two footed or of using two feet for standing and walking. Also, bipedality /buy pi dal i tee/. [1905 10; BIPEDAL + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • bipedalism — noun The habit of standing and walking on two feet; the state of being bipedal …   Wiktionary

  • bipedalism — bi·ped·al·ism …   English syllables

  • bipedalism — bi•ped•al•ism [[t]baɪˈpɛd lˌɪz əm[/t]] also bi•pe•dal•i•ty [[t]ˌbaɪ pɪˈdæl ɪ ti[/t]] n. anat. the condition of being two footed or of using two feet for locomotion • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • Human skeletal changes due to bipedalism — The evolution of bipedalism approximately four million years agocite book |author=Kondō, Shirō |title=Primate morphophysiology, locomotor analyses, and human bipedalism |publisher=University of Tokyo Press |location=Tokyo |year=1985 |pages= |isbn …   Wikipedia

  • Anthropology and Archaeology — ▪ 2009 Introduction Anthropology       Among the key developments in 2008 in the field of physical anthropology was the discovery by a large interdisciplinary team of Spanish and American scientists in northern Spain of a partial mandible (lower… …   Universalium

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