scansorial

scansorial

[skan-sawr-ee-uhl, -sohr-]
adjective Zoology.
1.
capable of or adapted for climbing, as the feet of certain birds, lizards, etc.
2.
habitually climbing, as a woodpecker.

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

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scansorial (skænˈsɔːrɪəl)
 
adj
zoology specialized for, characterized by, or relating to climbing: a scansorial bird
 
[C19: from Latin scānsōrius, from scandere to climb]

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