nonprehensile

adjective
non·​pre·​hen·​sile | \ ˌnän-ˈprē-ˈhen(t)-səl How to pronounce nonprehensile (audio) , -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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“Nonprehensile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonprehensile. Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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