- a sudden discontinuity in a line of descent.
- a mutation.
Origin of saltation
OTHER WORDS FROM saltationsal·ta·tion·al, adjective
Words nearby saltation
How to use saltation in a sentence
As an adaptation to saltation the tibia would elongate at the expense of the femur and the index would be more than 100.
Long tail and long hind foot would seem to be specializations for saltation and the two would be expected to be correlated.
Life must be taken with a grain of saltation: let the spirit dance a measure or two ere it collapse.Pipefuls|Christopher Morley
Saltation is downwind movement of particles in a series of jumps or skips.
Particles are transported by winds through suspension, saltation, and creep.