Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to locomotion; locomotive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.
  • adjective (Med.) a disease of the spinal cord characterized by peculiar disturbances of gait, and difficulty in coördinating voluntary movements.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to movement or locomotion.

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

  • adjective of or relating to locomotion

Etymologies

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

[Latin locō, from a place, ablative of locus, place + motor.]

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.

    motion capture elephants

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

    Sea kraits: radical intraspecific diversity, reproductive isolation, and site fidelity

  • 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).

    Sea kraits: radical intraspecific diversity, reproductive isolation, and site fidelity

  • 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).

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • 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).

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • 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).

    Sea kraits: radical intraspecific diversity, reproductive isolation, and site fidelity

  • 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.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • 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

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