cursorial

[kur-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]
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adjective Zoology.

adapted for running, as the feet and skeleton of dogs, horses, etc.
having limbs adapted for running, as certain birds, insects, etc.

Nearby words

  1. cursedly,
  2. curses,
  3. cursive,
  4. cursively,
  5. cursor,
  6. cursory,
  7. curst,
  8. curt,
  9. curtail,
  10. curtail step

Origin of cursorial

1830–40; < Late Latin cursōri(us) of running (see cursory) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for cursorial

cursorial

adjective

zoology adapted for runninga cursorial skeleton; cursorial birds
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