QUADRUPEDS

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QUADRUPEDS, in zoology; a class of land animals, with hairy bodies, and four limbs or legs proceeding from the trunk of their bodies; the females are viviparous, or bring forth their young alive, and nourish them with milk from their teats. They constitute with man [himana), the monkeys [quadrumana), and the cetaceous animals, the division mammalia. (See Animals.)