Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: préhensile, from Latin prehendere 'to seize'

prehensile

adjective
     
Related topics: Animals
pre‧hen‧sile technical
HBA a prehensile tail, foot etc can curl around things and hold on to them

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