from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which prehends or lays hold of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the anterior pair of legs of a centipede that are modified to seize prey and inject venom from the toxicognaths


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  • Bob Radocy of TRS Inc. uses a grip prehensor hand replacement to do pull-ups at a gym in Boulder, Colorado August 21, 2009. [


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