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na·ta·to·ri·al

 (nā′tə-tôr′ē-əl, năt′ə-) also na·ta·to·ry (nā′tə-tôr′ē, năt′ə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming: a natatorial appendage; natatorial birds.

[From Late Latin natātōrius, from Latin natātor, swimmer, from natātus, past participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see snā- in Indo-European roots.]

na•ta•to•ri•al

(ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-)

also na′ta•to`ry,



adj.
pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming.
[1810–20]
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