bimana

plural noun
bima·​na | \ ˈbimənə, bīˈmānə \
variants: or less commonly bimanes \ -​ˌnēz \ or bimanus \ -​əs \

Definition of bimana

zoology
: humans collectively considered as the sole representative of a group of primates distinguished by having hands unlike the feet — compare quadrumana

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Other Words from bimana

bimane \ ˈbīˌmān \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for bimana

New Latin, from French bimane two-handed, from bi- bi- entry 1 + -mane (from Latin manus hand)

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“Bimana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bimana. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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