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prehensile in Animals topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprehensilepre‧hen‧sile /prɪˈhensaɪl $ -səl/ adjective technical 🔊 🔊 HBAa prehensile tail, foot etc can curl around things and hold on to them
Examples from the Corpus
prehensileThe Spider Monkey's prehensile tail, used as a fifth limb.Jehana was playing with one of the cats, a Suristani with a prehensile tail.They use prehensile tails as fifth hands, dangling to reach sturdier branches or fresh green growth.