Origin of locomotorloco- + Classical Latin motor, mover
The definition of a locomotor is a machine, person or animal that can move from one place to another.
An example of a locomotor is a lab rat moving around a maze in an experiment.
Of or relating to locomotion; locomotive.
Origin of locomotorLatin locō from a place ablative of locus place motor
- Something that is capable of locomotion
- With very few exceptions the abdomen is without locomotor limbs.
- The cormus is always differentiated into two parts; an upper portion termed the nectosome, in which the appendages are locomotor or hydrostatic in function, that is to say, serve for swimming or floating; and a lower portion termed the siphosome, bearing appendages which are nutritive, reproductive or simply protective in function.
- If sterile they remain attached and locomotor in function, forming the nectosome, the pneumatophore and swimming-bells.
- - " Errant" Polychaetes with well-marked prostomium possessing tentacles and palps with evident and locomotor parapodia, supported (with few exceptions) by strong spines, the aciculi; muscular pharynx usually armed with jaws; septa and nephridia regularly metameric and similar throughout body; free living and predaceous.
- Primitively (?) wingless Hexapods with cumacean mandibles, distinct maxillulae, and locomotor abdominal appendages.