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prehensile

美国发音:[prɪ'hensəl]
英国发音:[prɪ'hensaɪl] [adj]
有理解力的,适于抓住(东西)的
捕握的
善于领悟的,有洞察力的
【动物;动物学】(足、尾等)适于抓拿的,适于缠卷的,(有)捕握(力)的

[of a part of an animal's body] able to hold things
Any part of an animal's body that can hold things or curl round something is prehensile. The monkey, for example, can hang upside down from the branch of a tree, by curling its tail round the branch; so the money�s tail is prehensile. So is the body of a serpent, because it can curl round things and hold on to them. Most animals are able to move about safely because of their prehensile parts of the body.


Sentences:

They have prehensile lips for feeding on leaves and saplings.
它们都具有能卷握东西的嘴唇,可用于取食树叶和树苗。