Natatory Na"ta*to*ry, a. [L. natatorius.] Adapted for swimming or floating; as, natatory organs. [1913 Webster]

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  • natatory — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌtōrē, tȯr , ri adjective Etymology: Late Latin natatorius, from Latin natatus + orius ory 1. : adapted for or used in swimming natatory organs 2. : of, relating to, or characterized by swimming natatory feats …   Useful english dictionary

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  • natatory — adjective /næ.teɪ.tə.riː/ of, or relating to, swimming See Also: natation, natatorial, natator, natant, natatorium …   Wiktionary

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  • natatory — na·ta·to·ry …   English syllables

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  • natatory lobe — (Subclass Branchiura): On last pair of thoracic appendages (fourth thoracopods), lobe like projection of protopod. Serves in swimming [Stachowitsch, 1992] …   Crustacea glossary

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