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saltatory

[sal-tuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈsæl təˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or adapted for saltation.
2.
proceeding by abrupt movements.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin saltātōrius, equivalent to saltā(re) to dance + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
unsaltatory, adjective
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un saltatory in Medicine

saltatory sal·ta·to·ry (sāl'tə-tôr'ē, sôl'-)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or adapted for leaping or dancing.

  2. Proceeding by leaps rather than by smooth, gradual transitions.

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