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sal·ta·to·ri·al

 (săl′tə-tôr′ē-əl, sôl′-)
adj.
1. Of or relating to leaping or dancing.
2. Zoology Characterized by or used for leaping: saltatorial rodents.

saltatorial

(ˌsæltəˈtɔːrɪəl) ,

saltatorious

or

saltatory

adj
1. (Zoology) biology specialized for or characterized by jumping: the saltatorial legs of a grasshopper.
2. (Biology) of or relating to saltation
[C17 saltatory, from Latin saltātōrius concerning dancing, from saltātor a dancer; see saltant]

sal•ta•to•ri•al

(ˌsæl təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-)

adj.
1. pertaining to saltation.
2. characterized by or adapted for leaping.
[1780–90]
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