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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.

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