locomotor

[loh-kuh-moh-ter]
noun
  1. 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 locomotory

locomotor

adjective
  1. 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 locomotory

locomotor

adj.

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

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locomotory in Medicine

locomotor

[lō′kə-mōtər]
adj.
  1. Of or relating to movement from one place to another.
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