Definition of bimana
: humans collectively considered as the sole representative of a group of primates distinguished by having hands unlike the feet — compare quadrumana
bimane\ˈbīˌmān\ adjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of bimana
New Latin, from French bimane two-handed, from bi- 1bi- + -mane (from Latin manus hand) — more at manual
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