nonprehensile

adjective
non·pre·hen·sile | \ˌnän-ˈprē-ˈhen(t)-səl, -ˈhen-ˌsī(-ə)l\

Definition of nonprehensile 

: not adapted for or involving grasping or seizing : not prehensile nonprehensile tails nonprehensile manipulation of objects

First Known Use of nonprehensile

1832, in the meaning defined above

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