prehensile

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From French préhensile, from Latin perfect passive participle prehēnsus, from prehendō (grasp, seize), + adjective suffix -ile, from Latin -ilis.

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prehensile (not comparable)

  1. (zoology) Able to take hold of and clasp objects; adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object.
    Some monkeys have prehensile tails which they use to pick things up.

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