biped NOUN an animal that walks on two feet.
DERIVATIVES bipedal adjective.
ORIGIN from Latin bi- 'having two' + pes 'foot' .

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  • Bipedal — Bip e*dal, a. [L. bipedalis: cf. F. bip[ e]dal. See {Biped}, n.] 1. Having two feet; biped. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to a biped. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bipédal — bipédal, ale (bi pé dal, da l ) adj. Qui a la mesure de deux pieds.    Au plur. Des troncs bipédaux. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   La France n est pas un morceau pour sa bouche, quelque bipedale qu elle soit, non plus que Geneve, Genes, Sat. Mén. p.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • bipédal — BIPÉDAL, ALE. adj. Qui a deux pieds d étendue …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • bipedal — (adj.) c.1600, from BIPED (Cf. biped) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Classical Latin bipedalis meant two feet long or thick …   Etymology dictionary

  • bipedal — adj. 2 g. Relativo aos bípedes …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • bipedal — adjective see biped …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bipedal — bipedally, adv. /buy ped l, pi dl, buy ped l/, adj. biped. [1600 10; BI 1 + PEDAL (adj.)] * * * …   Universalium

  • bipedal — adjective a) Having two feet or two legs; biped. b) Pertaining to a biped …   Wiktionary

  • bipedal — 1. Relating to a biped. 2. Capable of locomotion on two feet; e.g., an iguana and some other lizards have this capability. * * * bip·e·dal (bipґə dəl) [bi + pedal] having or pertaining to both feet …   Medical dictionary

  • bipedal — adj. having two legs, two legged …   English contemporary dictionary

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