saltatory

[ sal-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˈsæl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

pertaining to or adapted for saltation.
proceeding by abrupt movements.

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Origin of saltatory

1615–25; <Latin saltātōrius, equivalent to saltā(re) to dance + -tōrius-tory1

OTHER WORDS FROM saltatory

un·sal·ta·to·ry, adjective
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Medical definitions for saltatory

saltatory
[ săltə-tôr′ē, sôl- ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or adapted for leaping or dancing.
Proceeding by leaps rather than by smooth, gradual transitions.
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