graviportal

adjective

gravi·​portal
¦gravə +
: having the body supports adapted to the bearing of great weights
the elephant is a graviportal mammal

Word History

Etymology

gravi- + -portal (from Latin portare to carry + English -al)

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“Graviportal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/graviportal. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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