follow Dictionary.com

Is irregardless a word?

brachiation

[brey-kee-ey-shuh n, brak-ee-] /ˌbreɪ kiˈeɪ ʃən, ˌbræk i-/
noun, Zoology
1.
locomotion accomplished by swinging by the arms from one hold to another.
Origin of brachiation
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
brachiation in Science
brachiation
  (brā'kē-ā'shən, brāk'ē-)   
Movement in which the suspended body swings by the arms from one hold to another, as in gibbons and arboreal primates. Adaptations used in brachiation, such as relatively long arms and a freely rotating shoulder joint, may have contributed to the development of bipedalism in protohumans.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for brachiation

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for brachiation

0
20
Scrabble Words With Friends