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quad·ru·ped

 (kwŏd′rə-pĕd′)
n.
A four-footed animal.
adj.
Variant of quadrupedal.

quadruped

(ˈkwɒdrʊˌpɛd)
n
(Zoology) an animal, esp a mammal, that has all four limbs specialized for walking
adj
(Zoology) having four feet
[C17: from Latin quadrupēs, from quadru- (see quadri-) + pēs foot]
quadrupedal adj

quad•ru•ped

(ˈkwɒd rʊˌpɛd)

adj.
1. four-footed.
n.
2. an animal, esp. a mammal, that has four feet.
[1640–50; < Latin quadruped-, s. of quadrupēs; see quadru-, -ped]
quad•ru•pe•dal (kwɒˈdru pɪ dl, ˌkwɒd rʊˈpɛd l) adj.
quad′ru•ped`ism, n.

quad·ru·ped

(kwŏd′rə-pĕd′)
An animal having four feet, such as most reptiles and mammals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walkingquadruped - an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking
tetrapod - a vertebrate animal having four feet or legs or leglike appendages
forefoot - a front foot of a quadruped
hindfoot - a rear foot of a quadruped
lumbus, loin - either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
croupe, rump, croup, hindquarters - the part of an animal that corresponds to the human buttocks
haunch - the loin and leg of a quadruped
flank - the side between ribs and hipbone
animal leg - the leg of an animal
hind leg - the back limb of a quadruped
foreleg - the forelimb of a quadruped
posteriority - the quality of being toward the back or toward the rear end
Adj.1.quadruped - having four feet
biped, bipedal, two-footed - having two feet
Translations
رُباعي الأرْجُل
čtvernožec
firbenet dyr
négylábú
ferfætlingur
keturkojis
četrkājis
štvornožec
dört ayaklı

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊped] Ncuadrúpedo m

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊpɛd] nquadrupède m

quadruped

nVierfüß(l)er m
adjvierfüßig

quadruped

[ˈkwɒdrʊˌpɛd] nquadrupede m

quadruped

(ˈkwodruped) noun
a four-footed animal. An elephant is a quadruped.
References in periodicals archive ?
This specimen displays several modern hominoid-like characteristics, coupled with pronograde-related features, suggesting a greater emphasis on quadrupedalism than in Hispanopithecus laietanus (Moya-Sola et al.
These are precisely the conditions in which bipedalism seems to be advantageous over quadrupedalism (Thompson 1982, Djawdan and Gardland 1988, Djawdan 1993, Mares 1993a, b, Kotler et al.