quadrupedal


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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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Therefore, all these activities demand more movements, including gliding that is more energy saving than quadrupedal movements.
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Born in France, Parkour involves practitioners (called traceurs) training to overcome obstacles in their path by adapting their movements (Typically running, climbing, jumping, vaulting and quadrupedal movement) to the given environment for the purpose of reaching somewhere or something or escaping from someone or something.
Quadrupedal coordination of bipedal gait: implications for movement disorders.
Although bipedal versus quadrupedal gait impairment after stroke seems to share some similarities, the translational applicability of CatWalk data remains open and further work is needed to explore this issue.
At 6 months, infants develop the ability to adapt their postural activity to specific situations, are able to roll from their back to their tummy (quantitative development) around the extended longitudinal axis of the body, and, due to their ability to support their extended upper limbs and unfolded hands in pronation (quantitative development), they are preparing to achieve a quadrupedal stance [7,12].
The solidly quadrupedal stance of the later giant sauropods, such as Gordo, the ROM's Barosaurus, and the massive Futalognkosaurus, which will be on display during the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibition, mirrored the baby proportions of their forebears, an evolutionary phenomenon known as paedomorphosis--adults retaining juvenile traits.
The constructal-law direction is from long to tall, and this too agrees with the evolution of animal locomotion: bipedal locomotion evolved after quadrupedal locomotion.
The first section reviews general osteology, describing major features of bone and growth and development, and comparing quadrupedal mammals to human bones.