[ sal-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr- ]
/ ˌsæl təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr- /


pertaining to saltation.
Zoology. characterized by or adapted for leaping.

Origin of saltatorial

First recorded in 1780–90; saltatory + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM saltatorial

un·sal·ta·to·ri·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for saltatorial


saltatory (ˈsæltəˌtɔːrɪ)

/ (ˌsæltəˈtɔːrɪəl) /


biology specialized for or characterized by jumpingthe saltatorial legs of a grasshopper
of or relating to saltation

Word Origin for saltatorial

C17 saltatory, from Latin saltātōrius concerning dancing, from saltātor a dancer; see saltant
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