[kur-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]

adjective Zoology.

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

Origin of cursorial

1830–40; < Late Latin cursōri(us) of running (see cursory) + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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zoology adapted for runninga cursorial skeleton; cursorial birds
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