locomotor [loh-kuh-moh-ter] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN adjective Also lo·co·mo·to·ry. of, relating to, or affecting locomotion. noun a person or thing that is capable of locomotion.
Origin of locomotor First recorded in 1815–25; see origin at, Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for locomotory Historical Examples of locomotory
But of the locomotory, to which we ourselves belong, we can tell more.
Robert Louis Stevenson
This, of course, is restricted to articulations of the locomotory apparatus.
John Victor Lacroix
They have no need of the power of locomotion, and accordingly are usually without wings, legs, or other locomotory organs.
Vernon L. Kellogg
But, if the locomotory pads grip only on one side, progress becomes impossible.
Jean Henri Fabre
Planula, plan′ū-la, n. the locomotory embryo of the cœlenterates.
British Dictionary definitions for locomotory locomotor adjective of or relating to locomotion Word Origin for locomotor C19: from Latin locō from a place, ablative of locus place + motor (mover) Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for locomotory locomotor adj.
1822, from Latin loco “from a place” (ablative of locus “place”) +.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper locomotory in Medicine locomotor [lō′kə-mō′tər] adj. Of or relating to movement from one place to another. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.