Pre*hen"sile (?), a. [L. prehensus, p. p. of prehendere to lay hold of, seize; pre- (equiv. to prae before) + hendere (in comp.), akin to E. get: cf. F. pr'ehensile. See Get, and cf. Prison, Prize, n.]

Adapted to seize or grasp; seizing; grasping; as, the prehensile tail of a monkey.


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