Cursoria

plural noun
Cur·​so·​ria | \ -ōrēə \

Definition of Cursoria

in some classifications
: a suborder of Orthoptera including cockroaches, mantes, and stick insects comprising those that progress by running and not leaping — compare saltatoria

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History and Etymology for Cursoria

New Latin, from Late Latin, neuter plural of cursorius of running, from Latin cursus running, course (from cursus, past participle) + -orius -ory

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“Cursoria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cursoria. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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