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In some arboreal primates, a form of locomotion in which an animal swings hand over hand from branch to branch. In those species in which it is developed fully (species of gibbons (Hylobatidae) and apes (Pongidae), apes are said to be able to move more quickly through the trees than a human can walk on the ground below.

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