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bra·chi·ate(brā′kē-ĭt, -āt′, brăk′ē-)
Having arms or armlike appendages.
intr.v. (-āt′) bra·chi·at·ed, bra·chi·at·ing, bra·chi·ates
To move by swinging with the arms from one hold to another, as certain apes do.
[Latin brācchiātus, from brācchium, arm. V., from New Latin brāchiāre, brāchiāt-, from brācchium; see brachium.]
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bra•chi•a•tion(ˌbreɪ kiˈeɪ ʃən, ˌbræk i-)
locomotion accomplished by swinging by the arms from one hold to another.
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a method of movement, characteristic of certain animals, by swinging with the arms from one hold to another.See also: Animals
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