cursorial

adjective
cur·​so·​ri·​al | \ ˌkər-ˈsȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce cursorial (audio) \

Definition of cursorial

: adapted to or involving running

First Known Use of cursorial

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cursorial

Medieval Latin cursōrius "of running" + -al entry 1 — more at cursory

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“Cursorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cursorial. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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