sal·​tate | \ ˈsalˌtāt, ˈsȯl- \

Definition of saltate

1 : to move by jumps or leaps
2 : to undergo or exhibit evolutionary saltation

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History and Etymology for saltate

Latin saltatus, past participle of saltare to jump, leap, dance

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“Saltate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2020.

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