locomotor

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

adjective

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

noun

a person or thing that is capable of locomotion.

Nearby words

  1. locomobile,
  2. locomote,
  3. locomotion,
  4. locomotive,
  5. locomotive engineer,
  6. locomotor ataxia,
  7. locoweed,
  8. locrian,
  9. locris,
  10. locular

Origin of locomotor

First recorded in 1815–25; see origin at locomotive, motor

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British Dictionary definitions for locomotors

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 locomotors

locomotor

adj.

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

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Medicine definitions for locomotors

locomotor

[ lō′kə-mōtər ]

adj.

Of or relating to movement from one place to another.

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