scansorial[skan sôr′ē əl]
- of or adapted for climbing, as a bird's feet
- that climbs or can climb
Origin of scansorial; from Classical Latin scansus, past participle of scandere, to climb: see descend
Characterized by or used for climbing: scansorial birds.
Origin of scansorialFrom Latin scānsōrius, from scānsus, past participle of scandere, to climb; see skand- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more scansorial, superlative most scansorial)
- (zoology) Adapted to or specialised for climbing.
- scansorial claws
- (zoology) Habitually climbing; tending to climb.
From Latin scansarius, from scansus, past participle of scandere (“to climb”).