American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Zoology Having arms or armlike appendages.
- v. To move by swinging with the arms from one hold to another, as certain apes do.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having widely spreading branches arranged in alternate pairs, or decussate; furnished with brachia.
- In zoology: Having brachia of any kind; brachiferous. Specifically, of or pertaining to the Brachiata.
- v. intransitive To move like a brachiator; to swing from branch to branch, advance by brachiation.
- adj. Having decussate branches.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having branches in pairs, decussated, all nearly horizontal, and each pair at right angles with the next, as in the maple and lilac.
- adj. having arms or armlike appendages
- v. swing from one hold to the next
- adj. having widely spreading paired branches
- From Latin brachiatus, from brachium ‘arm, branch’. (Wiktionary)
- Latin brācchiātus, from brācchium, arm. V., from New Latin brāchiāre, brāchiāt-, from brācchium; see brachium. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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