"quadrumana" Definition

  1. n. pl. A division of the Primates comprising the apes and monkeys; -- so called because the hind foot is usually prehensile, and the great toe opposable somewhat like a thumb. Formerly the Quadrumana were considered an order distinct from the Bimana, which last included man alone.

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Position in dictionary: 80364 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n. pl.,
Words that start with "quadrumana": 1
Words that end with "quadrumana": 1
Words that contain "quadrumana": 1
Next words in dictionary: quadrumane, quadrumanous, quadruped, quadrupedal, quadruple
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