Definitions for brachiateˈbreɪ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈbræk i-; -ˌeɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bra•chi•ateˈbreɪ ki ɪt, -ˌeɪt, ˈbræk i-; -ˌeɪt(adj.; v.)-at•ed, -at•ing.

  1. (adj.)Bot.having widely spreading branches in alternate pairs.

    Category: Botany

  2. Zool. having arms.

    Category: Zoology

  3. (v.i.)to progress by means of brachiation.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of brachiate:

1825–35; < L brāchiātus with branches like arms. See brachium

Princeton's WordNet

  1. brachiate(adj)

    having widely spreading paired branches

    "maples are brachiate"

  2. brachiate(verb)

    having arms or armlike appendages

  3. brachiate(verb)

    swing from one hold to the next

    "the monkeys brachiate"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brachiate(adj)

    having branches in pairs, decussated, all nearly horizontal, and each pair at right angles with the next, as in the maple and lilac

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