Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to locomotion; locomotive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which moves from place to place; anything that has or gives the power of locomotion.
  • In physiology, of or pertaining to locomotion; having the function of locomotion: as, a locomotor organ; a locomotor function.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to locomotion

Etymologies

Latin locō, from a place, ablative of locus, place + motor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • We devised novel experiments to examine how the limbs of elephants support and propel their mass and to explore the factors that may constrain locomotor performance in these largest of living land animals.

    tingilinde:

  • Intraspecific variation in locomotor abilities among snakes is pretty special however, elsewhere being documented only where pregnancy makes big females less agile than males, and in garter snakes where individuals that have only just emerged from hibernation are less agile than warmed-up, fully active indiduals (Shine et al. 2000).

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  • Intraspecific variation in locomotor ability was studied in L. colubrina by Shine & Shetty (2001a) who found that males were substantially more agile on land than were females.

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  • In view of all this intraspecific variability, Shine & Shetty (2001a) noted how Yellow-lipped sea kraits might ‘offer exceptional opportunities to study phylogenetic shift in locomotor ability’ because they ‘display considerable intraspecific and interspecific diversity in terms of the degree to which they use terrestrial vs. aquatic habits’ (p. 338).

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  • Mercury, iodine and all other alteratives, by suppression of external elimination, create internal chronic diseases of the most dreadful types, such as locomotor ataxy, paresis, etc.

    Nature Cure

  • They also enable us to treat many cases of nervous diseases heretofore regarded as almost hopeless, such as locomotor ataxia, paralysis, epilepsy and spinal affections, with a degree of success which has been very gratifying alike to physicians and patients.

    The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English or, Medicine Simplified, 54th ed., One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand

  • As part of a research project at the University of Louisville, he underwent 26 months of locomotor training, a rehabilitative technique in which he was suspended in a harness over a treadmill while therapists moved his legs to make a stepping motion.

    An Electrical Jolt for Paralysis Research

  • Besides minimizing heat loss in winter by means of increased insulation, reindeer and caribou can reduce energy expenditure by adopting appropriate behavior; in particular, by reducing the total daily locomotor activity.

    Climate change and reindeer nomadism in Finnmark, Norway

  • You must know by now that so long as the company is represented by you and Jesse I will belong to it until old age or locomotor ataxia sever my connection.

    Empire of Dreams

  • What was the locomotor adaptation of Ardipithecus really like?

    Ardi is a million years older than Lucy - The Panda's Thumb

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