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locomotor

[loh-kuh-moh-ter] /ˌloʊ kəˈmoʊ tər/
adjective
1.
Also, locomotory. of, relating to, or affecting locomotion.
noun
2.
a person or thing that is capable of locomotion.
Origin of locomotor
1815-1825
1815-25; see locomotive, motor
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locomotor

/ˌləʊkəˈməʊtə/
adjective
1.
of or relating to locomotion
Word Origin
C19: from Latin locō from a place, ablative of locus place + motor (mover)
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Word Origin and History for locomotor
adj.

1822, from Latin loco "from a place" (ablative of locus "place") + motor.

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locomotor in Medicine

locomotor lo·co·mo·tor (lō'kə-mō'tər) or lo·co·mo·tive (-mō'tĭv)
adj.
Of or relating to movement from one place to another.

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