qua·​dru·​ma·​nous kwä-ˈdrü-mə-nəs How to pronounce quadrumanous (audio)
: having feet adapted for grasping

Word History


ultimately from Latin quadri- + manus hand — more at manual

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quadrumanous was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Quadrumanous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadrumanous. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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