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Meaning of prehensile

pre•hen•sile

Pronunciation: (pri-hen'sil, -sīl), [key]
— adj.
  1. adapted for seizing, grasping, or taking hold of something: a prehensile tail.
  2. able to perceive quickly; having keen mental grasp.
  3. greedy; grasping; avaricious.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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