Scansorial meaning

skăn-sôrē-əl
Characterized by or used for climbing.

Scansorial birds.

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Of or adapted for climbing, as a bird's feet.
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That climbs or can climb.
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(zoology) Adapted to or specialised for climbing.

Scansorial claws.

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(zoology) Habitually climbing; tending to climb.
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Origin of scansorial

  • From Latin scānsōrius from scānsus past participle of scandere to climb skand- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin scansarius, from scansus, past participle of scandere (“to climb").

    From Wiktionary