Adjective "bipedal" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


(of an animal) using only two legs for walking.
  1. 'Tyrannosaurs grew out of a group of lightweight, carnivorous, bipedal dinosaurs that also gave rise to birds.'
  2. 'Some will come as a surprise, like the early small-brained bipedal hominids.'
  3. 'A cursorial bipedal animal would have its arms free to do with them as it pleased while running, and its running speed would allow it to achieve the minimum speed necessary for liftoff.'
  4. 'That would have laid the groundwork for the success of the archaic bipedal hominids.'
  5. 'This group of hominids were definitely bipedal, had small canine teeth and, therefore, were early men.'
  6. 'Strange to see aliens as the main theme of a carving; where you expect to see humans there are bipedal cats in their stead.'
  7. 'Earlier this month in northeast Ethiopia, the bones of the oldest bipedal hominid to date were discovered.'
  8. 'Thirdly, substantial differences are seen between the hip bones of quadrupedal and bipedal primates, involving also the locomotor and postural muscles attached to the hip bones.'
  9. 'Our exobiologists expect any alien species we may encounter to be bipedal mammals that are approximately our size.'
  10. 'Theropods are the line of mainly carnivorous, bipedal dinosaurs from which birds evolved.'

More definitions

1. biped.

More examples(as adjective)

"walkings can be bipedal."

"varieties can be bipedal."

"tracks can be bipedal."

"sprintings can be bipedal."

"species can be bipedal."

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Early 17th century: from Latin bipes, biped- (from bi- ‘having two’ + pes, ped- ‘foot’) + -al.