noun see brachiate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Brachiator — Brachiators are a type of primates mostly from the family Hylobatidae, which includes gibbons. Brachiators use their arms to move from tree branch to tree branch, through a process called brachiation. Their arms are longer than their legs, and… …   Wikipedia

  • brachiator — /bray kee ay teuhr, brak ee /, n. an animal that can progress by means of brachiation, as a gibbon. [BRACHIATE + OR2] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachiator — n. animal that can advance by brachiation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brachiator — brach·i·a·tor …   English syllables

  • brachiator — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌād.ə(r) noun ( s) : a brachiating animal * * * /bray kee ay teuhr, brak ee /, n. an animal that can progress by means of brachiation, as a gibbon. [BRACHIATE + OR2] …   Useful english dictionary

  • primate — primatal, adj., n. primatial /pruy may sheuhl/, primatical /pruy mat i keuhl/, adj. /pruy mayt/ or, esp. for 1, /pruy mit/, n. 1. Eccles. an archbishop or bishop ranking first among the bishops of a province or country. 2. any of various… …   Universalium

  • brachiate — intransitive verb ( ated; ating) Date: 1928 to progress by swinging from hold to hold by the arms < a brachiating gibbon > • brachiation noun • brachiator noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Dryopithecus — Temporal range: 12–9 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Climbing animals — There are a diverse range of climbing animals; animals that spend much of their time moving on steep, vertical, or overhanging surfaces and have appropriate adaptations for such scansorial locomotion. Climbing animals can be roughly divided into… …   Wikipedia

  • brachiation — noun Movement by swinging the arms from one hold to the next. Species that normally move by brachiation (swinging from hand to hand while hanging from supports) or vertical leaping and clinging require substantially different cage designs from… …   Wiktionary

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