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quadruped

noun quad·ru·ped \ˈkwä-drə-ˌped\

: an animal that has four feet

Full Definition of QUADRUPED

:  an animal having four feet
quadruped adjective
qua·dru·pe·dal \kwä-ˈdrü-pə-dəl, ˌkwä-drə-ˈpe-\ adjective

Examples of QUADRUPED

  1. Horses and cows are quadrupeds.

Origin of QUADRUPED

Latin quadruped-, quadrupes, from quadruped-, quadrupes, adjective, having four feet, from quadri- + ped-, pes foot — more at foot
First Known Use: 1646

Other Zoology Terms

altruism, integument

quadruped

noun quad·ru·ped \ˈkwäd-rə-ˌped\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUADRUPED

:  an animal having four feet
qua·dru·pe·dal \kwä-ˈdrü-pəd-əl, ˌkwäd-rə-ˈped-\ adjective

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