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biped

[bahy-ped] /ˈbaɪ pɛd/
noun
1.
a two-footed animal.
adjective
2.
having two feet.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin biped- (stem of bipēs) two-footed. See bi-1, -ped
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Examples for biped
  • Fact is, no animals who live and have evolved on the savannah have become fully biped, hairless apes.
  • biped locomotion is much later in evolutionary history.
  • Only one mammal in is a true biped, only one in two million have a written language, only one.
  • If the dinosaurs did not stand a chance, how will a pink skinned biped survive such a chaotic universe.
British Dictionary definitions for biped

biped

/ˈbaɪpɛd/
noun
1.
any animal with two feet
adjective
2.
having two feet
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Word Origin and History for biped
n.

"animal with two feet," 1640s, from Latin bipedem (nominative bipes) "two-footed," as a plural noun, "men;" from bi- "two" (see bi-) + pedem (nominative pes) "foot" (see foot (n.)).

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biped in Science
biped
  (bī'pěd')   
An animal having two feet, such as a bird or human.

bipedal adjective
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