scansorial

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From Latin scansarius, from scansus, past participle of scandere (to climb).

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scansorial (comparative more scansorial, superlative most scansorial)

  1. (zoology) Adapted to or specialised for climbing.
    scansorial claws
  2. (zoology) Habitually climbing; tending to climb.
    • Brian Hall, Fins into Limbs: Evolution, Development, and Transformation, page 261:
      The forelimbs of saltatory animals often resemble those of ambulatory or scansorial species, []

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