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pre·hen·sile

prehensile

 
pronunciation:
pri heIns sihl [or] pri heIn saIl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: adapted for seizing or grasping.
a monkey's prehensile tail
derivation: prehensility (n.)
Word Parts
The word prehensile contains the following parts:
pris, -prise, prehens, -prehend Latin root that means take, grasp
-ile, -il Latin adjective-forming suffix that means capable of being or undergoing; pertaining to