prehensile


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prehensile

adapted for grasping, esp by wrapping around a support

prehensile

[prē′hen·səl]
(vertebrate zoology)
Adapted for seizing, grasping, or plucking, especially by wrapping around some object.
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The outer grips are mainly used to work prehensile strength and upper body exercises.
Their prehensile tail feathers could grasp and hold to a branch or rock and stretch like a rubber band.
A tapir is a large, herbivorous mammal, similar in shape to a pig, with a short, prehensile snout.
However, current commercial ARMs are limited to fulfill the complex prehensile patterns of daily manipulation needs at home and in the community, which results in compromised task performance.
Despite that, 'Trolls,' inspired by the quirky toys of the same name from decades back, has its visuals going for it-the Dreamworks film reimagines them as colorful and sparkly iterations with shape-shifting and prehensile hair.
Exploration revealed a colourful toucan gulping seeds into its giant bill, a pair of sloths sleeping quietly in a nearby tree while brightly coloured birds and five species of butterflies fluttered amid the thick foliage to the sound of a waterfall - a pair of nocturnal prehensile tail porcupines rested in a corner enclosure as fish swam in a crystal clear pond adjacent to a watery cave on the forest floor.
Furthermore, the aliens who've joined Earth's culture are unfailingly interesting -- some dominate the restaurant trade, using their prehensile tails and six-fingered hands to negotiate tricky rope walks while balancing trays of food; others find that their two front eyes and two side eyes give them a leg-up in surveillance-related jobs.
Colombian Spider Monkeys have a prehensile tail, meaning they can grasp or hold objects with it, which is extremely flexible and acts as another limb.
It was natural that Hillary would have prehensile feelings for a successful children's program.
It is musculomembranous in nature (Jabbar, 2014), acts as prehensile organ and helps in taking food, mastication, swallowing and rumination.
The human hand has evolved into an organ of exceptional prehensile function capable of highly complex movements and manipulation.
A binturong has a catlike face but the body of a bear, with long, shaggy black hair, stiff whiskers and a prehensile tail as long as its body.