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cursorial

[kur-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /kɜrˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/
adjective, Zoology
1.
adapted for running, as the feet and skeleton of dogs, horses, etc.
2.
having limbs adapted for running, as certain birds, insects, etc.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Late Latin cursōri(us) of running (see cursory) + -al1
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cursorial

/kɜːˈsɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
(zoology) adapted for running: a cursorial skeleton, cursorial birds
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