Insessorial meaning

ĭnsĕ-sôrē-əl
Perching or adapted for perching.

Insessorial claws.

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Adapted for perching, as a bird's foot or claw.
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Perching frequently or habitually.
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Pertaining to a member of the Order Insessores, or perching birds; perching or designed for perching.
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Origin of insessorial

  • From New Latin Īnsessōrēs the perchers (former order name) from Latin īnsessus past participle of īnsidēre to sit upon insidious

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From modern Latin Insessores ‘perchers’, from Latin insidere ‘sit upon’, from in- + sedere ‘sit’.

    From Wiktionary