Share this entry
quadrumanous Line breaks: quad¦ru|man¦ous
Pronunciation: /kwɒˈdruːmənəs/

Definition of quadrumanous in English:


Zoology , dated
(Of primates other than humans) having all four feet modified as hands, i.e. having opposable digits.


Late 17th century: from modern Latin Quadrumana (former order name, neuter plural of quadrumanus, from quadru- 'four' + Latin manus 'hand') + -ous.

Definition of quadrumanous in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources