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. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of locomotor First recorded in 1815–25; see origin at locomotive, motor 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.

    Across the Plains

    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • This, of course, is restricted to articulations of the locomotory apparatus.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • They have no need of the power of locomotion, and accordingly are usually without wings, legs, or other locomotory organs.

    Elementary Zoology, Second Edition

    Vernon L. Kellogg

  • But, if the locomotory pads grip only on one side, progress becomes impossible.

    The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles

    Jean Henri Fabre

  • Planula, plan′ū-la, n. the locomotory embryo of the cœlenterates.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • 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”) + motor.

    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.

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