from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having opposable first digits on both the feet and the hands, used for gripping and climbing. Many primates are quadrumanous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Having four hands; of or pertaining to the Quadrumana.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having four
feetwhose first digitsare opposable; applies to all non-human primates.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
I.G. St. Hilaire is clearly in error in ascribing the invention of the term "quadrumanous" to Buffon, though "himanous" may belong to him.
I.G. St. Hilaire is clearly in error in ascribing the invention of the term "quadrumanous" to
The only quadrumanous animal in the group is the curious baboon-monkey, Cynopithecus nigrescens, already described as being one of the characteristic animals of Celebes.
It must be borne in mind that the quadrumanous indications are found in the lower classes of the most developed races.
The strongly convex upper lip frequently seen among the lower classes of the Irish is a modified quadrumanous character.
Many persons possess at least one quadrumanous or embryonic character.
The next suggests a closer association of our ancestors of the olden time with "our poor relations" of the quadrumanous family than we like to acknowledge.
I first consider those which are used in the tables of embryonic, quadrumanous, and race characters:
Indo-European, we can readily observe that it is in the two first named that there is a predominance of the quadrumanous features which are retarded in man; and that the embryonic characters which predominate are those in which man is accelerated.
In dealing with the suggestion that man differs from the apes in being bimanous, while the apes are quadrumanous, Huxley first explained and discussed what the exact differences between hands and feet are.