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opposable

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adjective op·pos·able \ə-ˈpō-zə-bəl\

Simple Definition of opposable

  • : able to be placed against one or more of the other fingers or toes on the same hand or foot

Full Definition of opposable

  1. 1 :  capable of being opposed or resisted

  2. 2 :  capable of being placed against one or more of the remaining digits of a hand or foot <the opposable human thumb>

op·pos·abil·i·ty play \-ˌpō-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of opposable

  1. Humans have an opposable thumb.



Circa 1812

First Known Use of opposable

circa 1812

Rhymes with opposable


Medical Dictionary

opposable

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adjective op·pos·able \ə-ˈpō-zə-bəl\

Medical Definition of opposable

  1. :  capable of being placed against one or more of the remaining digits of a hand or foot <an opposable thumb>

  2. op·pos·abil·i·ty \-ˌpō-zə-ˈbil-ət-ē\play noun, plural op·pos·abil·i·ties




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