Scan*so"ri*al (?), a. Zool. (a)

Capable of climbing; as, the woodpecker is a scansorial bird; adapted for climbing; as, the scansorial foot.

(b)

Of or pertaining to the Scansores. See Illust. under Aves.

Scansorial tail Zool., a tail in which the feathers are stiff and sharp at the tip, as in the woodpeckers.

 

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