Saltatoria

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Saltatoria (Zoöl) A division of Orthoptera including grasshoppers, locusts, and crickets.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • saltatoria In entomology, a division of orthopterous insects, corresponding to the Linnean genus Gryllus, including those which are saltatory, having the hind legs fitted for leaping, as the Gryllidæ, Locustidæ, and Acridiidæ, or crickets, grasshoppers, and locusts: originally one of two sections (the other being Cursoria) into which Latreille divided the Orthoptera.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Saltatoria a division of orthopterous insects including grass-hoppers, locusts, and crickets
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. saltans, pr.p. of saltāre, -ātum, inten. of salīre, to leap.

Usage

In literature:

Saltatoria: that series of Orthoptera in which the posterior legs are formed for jumping.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
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