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  • n. An animal having four hands and feet with opposable digits, specifically a member of the now obsolete order of mammals Quadrumana, comprising all non-human primates; a primate.
  • adj. Pertaining to such an animal; quadrumanous; loosely, "ape-like".

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the Quadrumana.

Etymologies

From French quadrumane, from Late Latin quadrumanus. (Wiktionary)

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