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scansorial

[ skan-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr- ]
/ skænˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr- /
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adjective Zoology.

capable of or adapted for climbing, as the feet of certain birds, lizards, etc.
habitually climbing, as a woodpecker.

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Origin of scansorial

1800–10; <Latin scānsōri(us) for climbing (scand(ere) to climb (see scan) + -tōrius-tory1, with dt>s) + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for scansorial

scansorial
/ (skænˈsɔːrɪəl) /

adjective

zoology specialized for, characterized by, or relating to climbinga scansorial bird

Word Origin for scansorial

C19: from Latin scānsōrius, from scandere to climb
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