brachiate

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brachiate

(brā′kē-ĭt, -āt′, brăk′ē-)
adj. Zoology
Having arms or armlike appendages.
intr.v. (-āt′) brachi·ated, brachi·ating, brachi·ates
To move by swinging with the arms from one hold to another, as certain apes do.

bra′chi·a′tion n.
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