From Latin scansarius, from scansus, past participle of scandere (“to climb”).
scansorial (comparative more scansorial, superlative most scansorial)
- (zoology) Adapted to or specialised for climbing.
- scansorial claws
- (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, […]