Definition of Brachiation

1. Noun. Swinging by the arms from branch to branch.

Generic synonyms: Locomotion, Travel
Derivative terms: Brachiate

Definition of Brachiation

1. Noun. (zoology) Movement by swinging the arms from one hold to the next. ¹

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Definition of Brachiation

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Brachiation

brachial muscle
brachial neuritis
brachial plexitis
brachial plexus
brachial plexus neuropathy
brachial vein
brachial veins
brachiation (current term)
brachiocephalic arteritis
brachiocephalic muscle
brachiocephalic trunk
brachiocephalic vein
brachiocephalic veins

Literary usage of Brachiation

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1. Organic Evolution by Richard Swann Lull (1917)
""This acrobatic mode of locomotion, which has been appropriately called ' brachiation' (Lat. brachium, arm) by Professor Keith, very probably took rise in ..."

2. The Evolution of the Earth and Its Inhabitants: A Series Delivered Before by Joseph Barrell, Charles Schuchert, Lorande Loss Woodruff, Richard Swann Lull, Ellsworth Huntington (1918)
"This method of locomotion has been called brachiation (Lat. brachium, arm) and in all probability took its rise with the earliest anthropoids, ..."

3. On the Anatomy of Vertebrates by Richard Owen (1868)
"This is well exemplified in the long-armed Gibbons, which enjoy the peculiar mode of locomotion called ' brachiation.' The body is set into pendulous ..."

4. Indian Tribes of Eastern Peru by William Curtis Farabee (1922)
"... but for a short distance, nevertheless, they are able to keep their balance when compelled to do so, without any actual brachiation. ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1896)
"That muscle plays an important part in their peculiar method of progression by brachiation. The greatly enlarged pre-sternum offers a wider surface for the ..."

6. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"... probably arising after the assumption of upright-sitting, of brachiation, and of more or less erect progression on the ground. ..."

7. Every-day Pronunciation by Robert Palfrey Utter (1918)
"... brachiation, brachium. The prefix brachio (brachio-cephalic, brachiopod, and others) is pronounced brak'ld. brae (Scot.), bra. ..."

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