plural noun qua·dru·ma·na \kwäˈdrümənə\

Definition of quadrumana

  1. :  primates excluding man considered as a group distinguished by hand-shaped feet — compare bimana


\-nəl\ adjective


\ˈkwädrəˌmān\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of quadrumana

New Latin, from quadri- + -mana (from Latin manus hand) — more at manual

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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