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cursorial

[ kur-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr- ]
/ kɜrˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr- /
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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.
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Origin of cursorial

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cursorial

cursorial
/ (kɜːˈsɔːrɪəl) /

adjective
zoology adapted for runninga cursorial skeleton; cursorial birds
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