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quadrupedal

(kwŏd′rə-pĕd′l, kwŏ-dro͞o′pə-dl) or

quadruped

(kwŏd′rə-pĕd′)
adj.
1. Having four feet; four-footed.
2. Walking on four feet.

quad′ru·ped′al·ism (-pĕd′l-ĭz′əm) n.
quad′ru·ped′al·ly adj.

quadruped

(kwah′drŭ-ped″) [ quadri- + L. pes, foot]
1. A four-footed animal.
2. Assuming a position with hands and feet on the floor.
quadrupedal (kwo-droo′ped-ăl, kwod″ŭ-ped″ăl), adjective
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This phenomenon was suggested by Pinkham (1977) to explain the limb correlation relationships observed in the quadrupedal Mexican spiny pocket mouse (Liomys irroratus) a form that closely resembles the ancestral, fossil form of all the Heteromyidae, and its bipedal relative, the kangaroo rat (Dipodomys merriami).
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