opposable


op·pos·able

adjective \ə-ˈpō-zə-bəl\

: 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
:  capable of being opposed or resisted
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 \-ˌpō-zə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

Examples of OPPOSABLE

  1. Humans have an opposable thumb.

First Known Use of OPPOSABLE

circa 1812

Rhymes with OPPOSABLE

op·pos·able

adjective \ə-ˈpō-zə-bəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPPOSABLE

: capable of being placed against one or more of the remaining digits of a hand or foot <an opposable thumb>
op·pos·abil·i·ty \-ˌpō-zə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural op·pos·abil·i·ties

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