locomotor

[ loh-kuh-moh-ter ]
/ ˌloʊ kəˈmoʊ tər /
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adjective

Also lo·co·mo·to·ry. of, relating to, or affecting locomotion.

noun

a person or thing that is capable of locomotion.

Origin of locomotor

First recorded in 1815–25; see origin at locomotive, motor
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British Dictionary definitions for locomotor

locomotor

/ (ˌləʊkəˈməʊtə) /

adjective

of or relating to locomotion

Word Origin for locomotor

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

locomotor


adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for locomotor

locomotor

[ lō′kə-mōtər ]

adj.

Of or relating to movement from one place to another.
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