Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having four feet with opposable first digits, as primates other than humans.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having four feet whose first digits are opposable; applies to all non-human primates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having four hands; of or pertaining to the Quadrumana.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Four-handed; having all four feet fitted for use as hands: said of mammals, as opossums, etc.; specifically, of or pertaining to the Quadrumana. Also quadrimanous.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

quadru- + Latin manus, hand; + -ous.

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  • quadrumanal

    December 21, 2010

  • With four feet that can also be used as hands, each having an opposable first digit. Most primates, apart from human beings, are quadrumanous.

    March 12, 2009