natatorial

[ ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uhl, nat-uh- ]
/ ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əl, ˌnæt ə- /

adjective

pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming: natatorial birds.

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Also na·ta·to·ry [ney-tuh-tawr-ee, nat-uh-] /ˈneɪ təˌtɔr i, ˈnæt ə-/ .

Origin of natatorial

First recorded in 1810–20; natat(ion) + -orial
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