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quadruped

 [kwod´roo-ped]
1. four-footed.
2. an animal having four feet.

qua·dru·ped

(kwah'drū-ped),
A four-footed animal.
[L. quattuor, four, + pes (ped-), foot]

quadruped

/quad·ru·ped/ (kwod´rah-ped)
1. four-footed.
2. an animal having four feet.quadru´pedal

quadruped

(kwŏd′rə-pĕd′)
n.
A four-footed animal.
adj.
Variant of quadrupedal.

quadruped

[kwod′roo͡ped′]
Etymology: L, quattuor, four, pes, foot
1 any four-footed animal.
2 a human whose body weight is supported by both arms as well as both legs. See also prone-on-elbows.

quadruped

1. four-footed.
2. an animal having four feet.
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