saltatory

saltatory
Pertaining to, or characterized by, saltation.

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sal·ta·to·ry 'sal-tə-.tōr-ē, 'sȯl-, -.tȯr- adj proceeding by leaps rather than by gradual transitions <\saltatory conduction of impulses in myelinated nerve fibers>

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sal·ta·to·ry (salґtə-tor″e) pertaining to or characterized by saltation; see also under evolution and spasm.

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  • Saltatory — Sal ta*to ry, a. [L. saltatorius. See {Saltant}, and cf. {Saltire}.] Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing. [1913 Webster] {Saltatory evolution} (Biol.), a theory of evolution which holds that the transmutation… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saltatory — [sal′tə tôr΄ē] adj. [L saltatorius < pp. of saltare: see SALTANT] 1. of, characterized by, or adapted for leaping or dancing 2. proceeding by abrupt movements or changing by sudden variation …   English World dictionary

  • saltatory — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌtōrē adjective Etymology: Latin saltatorius, from saltatus + orius ory 1. : of or relating to dancing the saltatory art 2. : characterized by movement in leaps and bounds saltatory thinking saltatory insects …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saltatory evolution — Saltatory Sal ta*to ry, a. [L. saltatorius. See {Saltant}, and cf. {Saltire}.] Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing. [1913 Webster] {Saltatory evolution} (Biol.), a theory of evolution which holds that the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saltatory spasm — Saltatory Sal ta*to ry, a. [L. saltatorius. See {Saltant}, and cf. {Saltire}.] Leaping or dancing; having the power of, or used in, leaping or dancing. [1913 Webster] {Saltatory evolution} (Biol.), a theory of evolution which holds that the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saltatory replication — saltatory replication. См. скачкообразная репликация. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Saltatory conduction — For Saltation definition, and other use disambiguation, see Saltation Saltatory conduction (from the Latin saltare , to hop or leap) is a means by which action potentials are transmitted along myelinated nerve fibers.MechanismBecause the… …   Wikipedia

  • saltatory spasm — clonic spasm of the muscles of the lower limbs, producing a peculiar jumping or springing motion, seen in conditions such as Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, saltatory chorea, and the jumping diseases. Called also Bamberger disease, dancing spasm …   Medical dictionary

  • saltatory chorea — any chorea, such as Sydenham chorea, that involves involuntary jumping or dancing movements. See also saltatory spasm, under spasm …   Medical dictionary

  • saltatory — adjective Date: 1656 1. archaic of or relating to dancing 2. proceeding by leaps rather than by gradual transitions ; discontinuous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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