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locomotor Syllabification: lo·co·mo·tor
Pronunciation: /ˌlōkəˈmōdər/

Definition of locomotor in English:


chiefly Biology
Of or relating to locomotion: locomotor organs
More example sentences
  • The labroid fishes are pectoral fin locomotor specialists and a model for examining fin-based swimming.
  • Activation of the dentate gyrus may merely reflect the intensity of the locomotor activity after the animals have already decided how intensely they want to run.
  • Movement in a rectilinear manner decreases the resistive forces associated with the locomotor activity and minimizes the distance traveled.


Early 19th century: from locomotion + motor.

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