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[loh-kuh-moh-ter] /ˌloʊ kəˈmoʊ tər/
Also, locomotory. of, relating to, or affecting locomotion.
a person or thing that is capable of locomotion.
Origin of locomotor
First recorded in 1815-25; See origin at locomotive, motor Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for locomotor
Historical Examples
  • He had then felt the symptoms of locomotor ataxia for about six years.

    The Electric Bath George M. Schweig
  • I couldn't make him see that it was his personal spine, and the locomotor must be attaxing.

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • Oh, he's still got his locomotor ataxia, if that's what you mean.

    The Alternative George Barr McCutcheon
  • He suffers from aphasia, and locomotor ataxia has begun to manifest itself.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Walker was lecturing on locomotor ataxia to a wardful of youngsters.

    The Man from Archangel A. Conan Doyle
  • locomotor ataxia was the least she might expect from her description of her feelings.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • It is closely allied to, if not identical with, locomotor ataxy.

    Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  • Some escape it: we do not say, "the sciatica," nor "the locomotor ataxia."

    Write It Right Ambrose Bierce
  • Or that Pishposh, the man-eating alligator, is down with locomotor ataxia.

    Damn! Henry Louis Mencken
  • The locomotor ataxy , he remarked, was a very rare bean, and very valuable.

British Dictionary definitions for locomotor


of or relating to locomotion
Word Origin
C19: from Latin locō from a place, ablative of locus place + motor (mover)
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Word Origin and History for locomotor

1822, from Latin loco "from a place" (ablative of locus "place") + motor.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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locomotor in Medicine

locomotor lo·co·mo·tor (lō'kə-mō'tər) or lo·co·mo·tive (-mō'tĭv)
Of or relating to movement from one place to another.

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