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quadrumana

quadrumana


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Quadrumana  \Quad*ru"ma*na\,  n.  pl  [NL.  See  {Quadrumane}.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  division  of  the  Primates  comprising  the  apes  and  monkeys; 
  --  so  called  because  the  hind  foot  is  usually  prehensile,  and 
  the  great  toe  opposable  somewhat  like  a  thumb.  Formerly  the 
  Quadrumana  were  considered  an  order  distinct  from  the  Bimana, 
  which  last  included  man  alone.