locomotory

adjective lo·co·mo·to·ry \ ˌlō-kə-ˈmō-tə-rē \

Definition of locomotory

1 : locomotor
  • locomotory appendages
2 : capable of moving independently from place to place
  • locomotory animals

First Known Use of locomotory

circa 1836

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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locomotory

adjective lo·co·mo·to·ry \ ˌlō-kə-ˈmōt-ə-rē \

medical Definition of locomotory

1 : locomotor
  • parasites without locomotory organs
2 : capable of moving independently from place to place
  • small locomotory animals

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