[sal-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
- pertaining to saltation.
- Zoology. characterized by or adapted for leaping.
Origin of saltatorial
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Examples from the Web for saltatorial
The trend of phyletic development in the dipodomyines has been toward the saltatorial habit.
The degree of divergence from 100 would be an expression of the degree of saltatorial ability.
I was surprised at the facility with which this saltatorial rodent traveled through the network of small branches.Mammals of the San Gabriel Mountains of California
Terry A. Vaughan
Saltatorial or Saltatory: formed for jumping or leaping: a posterior femur when much enlarged and dilated.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The Eskimo are clearly not successes in a cubistic or saltatorial line, as I have had ample opportunities to observe.The First Landing on Wrangel Island
Irving C. Rosse
- biology specialized for or characterized by jumpingthe saltatorial legs of a grasshopper
- of or relating to saltation
C17 saltatory, from Latin saltātōrius concerning dancing, from saltātor a dancer; see saltant
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