Prehensility is the quality of an appendage or organ that has adapted for grasping or holding. The word is derived from the Latin term prehendere, meaning "to grasp".


Appendages that can become prehensile include:

Giraffe's prehensile tongue
Other Languages
català: Prensibilitat
español: Prensilidad
Esperanto: Tenpovo
français: Préhension
Bahasa Indonesia: Prehensilitas
Bahasa Melayu: Memaut (biologi)
português: Preensibilidade
Tiếng Việt: Tính cầm nắm