[skan-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-]
- capable of or adapted for climbing, as the feet of certain birds, lizards, etc.
- habitually climbing, as a woodpecker.
Origin of scansorial
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Examples from the Web for scansorial
The toucan (Ramphastos) belongs to the genus of scansorial birds.The Western World
Unlike the toucans, however, it cannot climb trees, and is therefore not of the Scansorial order.The Cliff Climbers
Captain Mayne Reid
They belong to the scansorial order of birds; that is, they have two toes forward and two backward.Minnie's Pet Parrot
The sub-genus Chlorisses, in reference to Ornithology, is a scansorial type.
- zoology specialized for, characterized by, or relating to climbinga scansorial bird
C19: from Latin scānsōrius, from scandere to climb
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