What Does Prehensile Mean?


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Prehensile is an adjective and has its origin in Latin. It is taken from the word prehensus which is a past participle of the verb prehendere. Prehendere means to grasp. Later, it was altered by French. Something that shows the adaptations for grasping or holding is referred to as prehensile. An object is held especially by wrapping around. For example: a monkey's prehensile tail.

Prehensile could also be used for someone who has a keen intellect. Prehensile means insightful. Someone who is greedy is also referred to as prehensile.

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