Quad*ru"ma*na (?), n. pl. [NL. See Quadrumane.] Zool.

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.

 

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