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bipedal

[bī′ped·əl]
(biology)
Having two feet.
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Of course we have the opposable thumb, our bipedalism, language, an asteroid, and other lucky twists of fate to thank as well, but imagination may be "the fragile foundation on which human society is built" (Catherine Brahic).
Bone development was critical for the evolution of our species, since it facilitated locomotion and bipedalism (Rodan 2003).
During his evolutionary process, man has progressively reached different postural stages that culminate with bipedalism. Body posture is inherent to the human being, because it accompanies him 24 hours out of 24throughout his lifespan.
First, primates stood upright, and the resulting bipedalism liberated the hand.
The lower spine serves as a good basis for testing the habitual bipedal locomotion hypothesis because human lumbar vertebrae and sacra exhibit distinct features that facilitate the transmission of body weight for habitual bipedalism, says Russo.
Specific features such as bipedalism, hairlessness and a larger brain distinguish the human from other animals - and the woman's role in evolution is key.
These peculiar limb joint movements are called "gait determinants" because they were considered paramount in human bipedalism, as they enable a smooth progression of the body through small fluctuations of the CoM displacement to conserve energy.
Avian long bones, flight and bipedalism. Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol.
But we are questioning, social animals; our religious impulse is an evolved characteristic, like bipedalism or consciousness.
Beneath the author's engaging play of facts and stories, however, lie assertions that would take more work to prove than he is willing to do, or that are not provable at all: "Did bipedalism actually encourage music?" the author asks, and off we go on another jaunt.