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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In artistic gymnastics, a sportive discipline known for its complexity, the hand can be used in prehensility around a bar, or using the palm as support during the vaults, balance beam or floor exercises.
Of course, this process may have had a key-role in the evolution of seahorses, but it does not necessarily represent a common scenario for adaptations to tail prehensility. With exception of the cervical elements, all seahorse vertebrae lack of articular processes like zygapophyses.