non·​pre·​hen·​sile ˌnän-ˈprē-ˈhen(t)-səl How to pronounce nonprehensile (audio)
: not adapted for or involving grasping or seizing : not prehensile
nonprehensile tails
nonprehensile manipulation of objects

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonprehensile was in 1832

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“Nonprehensile.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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