adjective Date: circa 1836 1. locomotor <
locomotory appendages
2. capable of moving independently from place to place <
locomotory animals

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  • locomotory — SYN: locomotor. * * * lo·co·mo·to·ry .lō kə mōt ə rē adj 1) LOCOMOTOR <parasites without locomotory organs> 2) capable of moving independently from place to place <small locomotory animals> …   Medical dictionary

  • locomotory — locomotion ► NOUN ▪ movement or the ability to move from one place to another. DERIVATIVES locomotory adjective. ORIGIN from Latin loco from a place + motio motion …   English terms dictionary

  • locomotory — adjective Of or pertaining to locomotion …   Wiktionary

  • locomotory — adj. pertaining to movement, able to move from one place to another, mobile …   English contemporary dictionary

  • locomotory — lo·co·mo·to·ry …   English syllables

  • locomotory — adjective see locomotor II …   Useful english dictionary

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