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Prehensile

prehensile
Adapted to seize or grasp; seizing; grasping; as, the prehensile tail of a monkey.
Origin: L. Prehensus, p. P. Of prehendere to lay hold of, seize; pre- (equiv. To prae = before) – hendere (in comp), akin to E. Get: cf. F. Prehensile. See Get, and cf. Prison, Prize.


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