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quadrumanous

[kwo-droo-muh-nuh s] /kwɒˈdru mə nəs/
adjective
1.
four-handed; having all four feet adapted for use as hands, as monkeys.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; < Neo-Latin quadrumanus, equivalent to Latin quadru- quadru- + -manus, adj. derivative of manus hand (cf. manual)
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British Dictionary definitions for quadrumanous

quadrumanous

/kwɒˈdruːmənəs/
adjective
1.
(of monkeys and apes) having all four feet specialized for use as hands
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin quadrumanus, from quadri- + Latin manus hand
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quadrumanous
  (kwŏ-dr'mə-nəs)   
Having four feet and using all four feet as hands, as primates other than humans do. The big toes as well as the thumbs of quadrumanous species are opposable.
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