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scansorial

[skan-sawr-ee-uh l, -sohr-] /skænˈsɔr i əl, -ˈsoʊr-/
adjective, Zoology
1.
capable of or adapted for climbing, as the feet of certain birds, lizards, etc.
2.
habitually climbing, as a woodpecker.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Latin scānsōri(us) for climbing (scand(ere) to climb (see scan) + -tōrius -tory1, with dt > s) + -al1
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scansorial

/skænˈsɔːrɪəl/
adjective
1.
(zoology) specialized for, characterized by, or relating to climbing: a scansorial bird
Word Origin
C19: from Latin scānsōrius, from scandere to climb
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