pedimanous definition

  • adjective:
    • Having legs resembling hands, or utilizing the first toe opposable, as in the opossums and monkeys.
    • Having foot resembling fingers, or because of the very first toe opposable, since the opossums and monkeys.
  • others:
    • Having all four legs like fingers; quadrumanous in addition to quadrupedal: an epithet used particularly to the opossums and lemurs, referring specially on hand-like character of hind foot.
    • with respect to or obtaining the traits associated with Pedimana: a term placed on both lemurs and opossums.
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