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1248692.  Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:50 pm Reply with quote

Interesting Etymology:

In zoology, the term 'prehensile' indicates that a limb or tail is capable of grasping, seizing or holding.

Animals that have prehensile limbs include monkeys, opossums, anteaters, porcupines, chameleons, geckos and seahorses.


Steve Tribe, The University Challenge Quiz Book, (London: BBC Books, 2010), p. 315.

1248693.  Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:18 pm Reply with quote

Elephants and tapirs have prehensile penises.

I'm not aware of any other mammals that do, but that is not to say that there are none.

1248695.  Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:51 am Reply with quote

...which word, as I suspected, is narrowly related to reprehensible (to grip, to hold back).

1248812.  Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:09 pm Reply with quote

Dolphins also have prehensile penises.

1253438.  Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:15 am Reply with quote

Prehensile is an island where baby chicks live...

...I'll leave.

1253462.  Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:25 am Reply with quote

<silently hands fwk his coat>

I can see you'll fit right into this forum :-)

1253464.  Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:31 am Reply with quote

Thanks Jenny :D I'll close the door on the way out.


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