Meaning of quadrumanous in English:

quadrumanous

adjective

dated Zoology
  • (of primates other than humans) having all four feet modified as hands, i.e. having opposable digits.

Pronunciation

quadrumanous

/kwɒˈdruːmənəs/ /ˌkwɒdrʊˈmɑːnəs/

Origin

Late 17th century from modern Latin Quadrumana (former order name, neuter plural of quadrumanus, from quadru- ‘four’ + Latin manus ‘hand’) + -ous.