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Saltatory

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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.