saltatorial

[sal-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. saltant,
  2. saltarello,
  3. saltation,
  4. saltationism,
  5. saltato,
  6. saltatory,
  7. saltatory conduction,
  8. saltatory evolution,
  9. saltatory spasm,
  10. saltbox

Origin of saltatorial

First recorded in 1780–90; saltatory + -al1

Related formsun·sal·ta·to·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for saltatorial

saltatorial

saltatory (ˈsæltəˌtɔːrɪ)

adjective

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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