[in-suh-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]
adapted for perching, as a bird's foot.
habitually perching, as a bird.
of or relating to birds that perch.
- insertion element,
- insertion sequence,
- insertional mutagenesis,
- inset initial,
Origin of insessorial
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Examples from the Web for insessorial
Alau′da, a genus of insessorial birds, which includes the larks.
His physical construction closely resembles that of his insessorial brethren, most of whom go when he comes.
(of feet or claws) adapted for perching
(of birds) having insessorial feet
Word Origin for insessorial
C19: from New Latin Insessōrēs birds that perch, from Latin: perchers, from insidēre to sit upon, from sedēre to sit
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