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saltatorial

[sal-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌsæl təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to saltation.
2.
Zoology. characterized by or adapted for leaping.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; saltatory + -al1
Related forms
unsaltatorial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for saltatorial

saltatorial

/ˌsæltəˈtɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
(biology) specialized for or characterized by jumping: the saltatorial legs of a grasshopper
2.
of or relating to saltation
Word Origin
C17 saltatory, from Latin saltātōrius concerning dancing, from saltātor a dancer; see saltant
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