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English definition of “prehensile”


adjective     /prɪˈhen.saɪl/ US  /priːˈhen.sɪl/ specialized
(of parts of the body) able to hold on to things, especially by curling around them: a prehensile tailMiscellaneous animal body parts
(Definition of prehensile adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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