Saltatory

saltatory

leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing.

(Science: biology) Saltatory evolution, an affection in which pressure of the foot on a floor causes the patient to spring into the air, so as to make repeated involuntary motions of hopping and jumping.

Origin: L. Saltatorius. See Saltant, and cf. Saltire.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Saltatory&oldid=12094"
First | Previous (Saltatorial) | Next (Saltatory chorea) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.