Definition of locomotory in English:


Syllabification: lo·co·mo·to·ry
Pronunciation: /ˌlōkəˈmōtərē


chiefly Zoology
  • Relating to or having the power of locomotion: locomotory cilia
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    • The Ecdysozoa, all of which molt and lack motile locomotory cilia, include priapulids, kinorhynchs, nematodes, nematomorphs, tardigrades, onychophorans, and arthropods.
    • The ‘quilt’ itself was probably the collagenous basement membrane of a dorsal unit acting both as a hydraulic skeleton and muscular locomotory organ perhaps analogous to the set of myomeres in chordates.
    • The epidermis is cellular and does not possess any locomotory cilia.

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