cursorial definition

  • adjective:
    • adjusted to or specialized for operating: cursorial wild birds; cursorial feet.
    • adjusted for working.
    • Having legs fitted for running.
    • Adapted to running or walking, and not to prehension. See Illust. of aves.
    • Of or regarding the Cursores.
    • (of limbs and legs) adapted for working
    • Adapted to or specific for running: cursorial wild birds; cursorial feet.
    • Adapted for running.
    • Having legs fitted for operating.
    • adjusted to operating or walking, and never to prehension. See Illust. of aves.
    • Of or pertaining to the Cursores.
    • (of limbs and foot) modified for running
  • others:
    • Fitted for operating: as, the cursorial legs of your dog.
    • Having limbs adapted for walking or operating, as distinguished from other settings of development: because, a cursorial isopod; a cursorial orthopteran.
    • Habitually progressing by-walking or running, as distinguished from hopping, leaping, etc.; gradient; gressorial; ambulatory. Especially
    • Of or pertaining to the Cursoria, Cursores, or Cursitores.
    • Fitted for working: as, the cursorial legs of a dog.
    • Having limbs adjusted for walking or working, as distinguished off their modes of development: as, a cursorial isopod; a cursorial orthopteran.
    • Habitually progressing by walking or running, as distinguished from hopping, leaping, etc.; gradient; gressorial; ambulatory. Specifically
    • Of or with respect to the Cursoria, Cursores, or Cursitores.

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