Definition of Quadrupedal

1. Adjective. Having four feet.

Exact synonyms: Four-footed, Quadruped
Antonyms: Biped, Bipedal
Derivative terms: Quadruped



Definition of Quadrupedal

1. a. Having four feet; of or pertaining to a quadruped.

Definition of Quadrupedal

1. Adjective. Walking on four feet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadrupedal

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Quadrupedal

1. Having four feet; of or pertaining to a quadruped. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadrupedal

quadrophonic
quadropolar
quadropole
quadroxide
quadroxides
quadrumana
quadrumane
quadrumanes
quadrumanous
quadrumvir
quadrumvirate
quadrumvirates
quadrumvirs
quadrupartite
quadruped
quadrupedal (current term)
quadrupedalism
quadrupedally
quadrupeds
quadruphite
quadruple
quadruple-click
quadruple-clicked
quadruple-clicking
quadruple-clicks
quadruple amputation
quadruple bluff
quadruple double
quadruple rhythm
quadruple scull

Literary usage of Quadrupedal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"On some of the Uses of the Knees and Elbows (all fours; a la vache; quadrupedal ?) Position. By FA BURRALL, MD, of New York. EVERY now and then critical ..."

2. Homes Without Hands: Being a Description of the Habitations of Animals by John George Wood (1866)
"... aquatic habits—Need for water and means used to procure it—quadrupedal engineering—The dam of the Beaver—Erroneous ideas of the dam—How the Beaver cuts ..."

3. Catalogue of Monkeys, Lemurs, and Fruit-eating Bats in the Collection of the by John Edward Gray (1870)
"Section B. quadrupedal. The amis shorter than, or only as long as, the legs. Walking on all fours. Tail distinct, often elongate, but never prehensile. ..."

4. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"They are all digitigrade, quadrupedal, and terrestrial; none of them make use of an erect posture, and their skeletons are throughout highly specialized ..."

5. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society, Robert Gray Mayne by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society, Robert Gray Mayne (1882)
"They are quadrupedal forms, with prominent muzzles, having the nostrils at its extremity, cheek pouches, and natal callosities, generally of some bright ..."

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