Scansorial
Scansorial Scan*so"ri*al, a. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot. (b) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust. under {Aves}. [1913 Webster]

{Scansorial tail} (Zo["o]l.), a tail in which the feathers are stiff and sharp at the tip, as in the woodpeckers. [1913 Webster]


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  • scansorial — [skan sôr′ē əl] adj. [< L scansus, pp. of scandere, to climb: see DESCEND] Zool. 1. of or adapted for climbing, as a bird s feet 2. that climbs or can climb …   English World dictionary

  • scansorial — adjective Adapted or to specialise in climbing. The woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing …   Wiktionary

  • scansorial — adj. [L. scandere, to climb] Adapted for climbing or clinging …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • scansorial — /skan sawr ee euhl, sohr /, adj. Zool. 1. capable of or adapted for climbing, as the feet of certain birds, lizards, etc. 2. habitually climbing, as a woodpecker. [1800 10; < L scansori(us) for climbing (scand(ere) to climb (see SCAN) + torius… …   Universalium

  • scansorial — scan·so·ri·al …   English syllables

  • scansorial — /skænˈsɔriəl/ (say skan sawreeuhl) adjective 1. capable of or adapted for climbing, as the feet of certain birds, lizards, etc. 2. habitually climbing, as a woodpecker. {Latin scansōrius used for climbing + al1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scansorial —   a. Zoology, climbing; used for climbing …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • scansorial — skanˈsōrēəl, ˈsȯr adjective Etymology: Latin scansorius (from assumed Latin scansus + Latin orius ory) + English al 1. : relating to, capable of, or adapted for climbing 2. : of or relating to the Scansores …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scansorial tail — Scansorial Scan*so ri*al, a. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, a scansorial foot. (b) Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust. under {Aves}. [1913 Webster] {Scansorial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scansorial barbet — noun : a barbet of the family Capitonidae …   Useful english dictionary

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