Saltatoria

plural noun
Sal·​ta·​to·​ria | \ ˌsaltəˈtōrēə, ˌsȯl- \

Definition of Saltatoria

: a suborder of Orthoptera that is often considered a separate order, comprises insects with the hind legs usually adapted for leaping, and includes the grasshoppers, crickets, and related forms — compare cursoria

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History and Etymology for Saltatoria

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of saltatorius

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“Saltatoria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saltatoria. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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