quadrumane

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French quadrumane, from Late Latin quadrumanus.

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Noun[edit]

quadrumane (plural quadrumanes)

  1. (zoology, now rare) An animal having four hands and feet with opposable digits, specifically a member of the now obsolete order of mammals Quadrumana, comprising all non-human primates; a primate.

Adjective[edit]

quadrumane (comparative more quadrumane, superlative most quadrumane)

  1. (zoology, now rare) Pertaining to such an animal; quadrumanous; loosely, "ape-like".

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin quadrumanus, from quattuor (whence French quatre) and manus (whence main).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /k(w)a.dʁy.man/
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Noun[edit]

quadrumane m (plural quadrumanes)

  1. (zoology) quadrumane

Adjective[edit]

quadrumane (plural quadrumanes)

  1. (zoology) quadrumanous, quadrumane

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