Definition of brachiate in English:
Pronunciation: /ˈbrākēˌāt/ /ˈbrak-/[no object]
(Of certain apes) move by using the arms to swing from branch to branch: the gibbons brachiate energetically across their enclosure
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- Here we see the elusive and shy marsh gibbon, brachiating through the sphagnum swamps.
- For the gibbon, the only truly arm-swinging primate, the arms are long and flexible, and the legs, short and reduced - basically to get them out of the way as the owner brachiates through the trees.
- Humans are descended from apes, brachiating creatures who are at home hanging from branches.
Pronunciation: /ˈbrākēāt/ /ˈbrākēət/Biology Back to top
- It is a discussion of the classification and relations of the brachiate crinoids.
- Others have maintained that the earliest brachiate echinoderms had only three arms.
- Example sentences
- An ape is defined by the ability to move through the trees swinging arm over arm in a form of locomotion called brachiation.
- In primate species in which brachiation is fully developed, a primate can move through the trees faster than a human can walk on the ground.
- Brachiation is not only an effective form of locomotion, and it also allows the gibbons to reach and harvest every fruit of a branch.
- Example sentences
- Brace and Montagu are firmly convinced that man evolved from a true brachiator; hence he is a "made-over ape."
- There is a growing school of thought that the last common ancestor of humans and chimps was a brachiator and not a knuckle-walker.
- The black gibbon is a true brachiator which means it moves by suspensory behavior.
Pronunciation: /ˌbrākēˈāSHən/ /ˌbrak-/noun
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