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saltation

 [sal-ta´shun]
1. the action of leaping. 2. the dancing that sometimes accompanies chorea. 3. conduction along myelinated nerves. 4. in genetics, an abrupt variation in species; a mutation. adj., adj sal´tatory.

sal·ta·tion

(sal-tā'shŭn),
A dancing or leaping, as in a disease (for example, chorea) or physiologic function (for example, saltatory conduction).
[L. saltatio, fr. salto, pp. -atus, to dance, fr. salio, to leap]

saltation

/sal·ta·tion/ (sal-ta´shun)
1. the action of leaping.
2. the jerky dancing or leaping that sometimes occurs in chorea.
4. in genetics, an abrupt variation in species; a mutation.
5. sudden increases or changes in the course of an illness.sal´tatory

saltation

(săl-tā′shən, sôl-)
n.
1. The act of leaping, jumping, or dancing.
2. Discontinuous movement, transition, or development; advancement by leaps.
3. Genetics A single mutation that drastically alters the phenotype.

saltation

[saltā′shən]
Etymology: L, saltare, to dance
a mutation causing a significant difference in appearance between parent and offspring or an abrupt variation in the characteristics of a species. saltatorial, saltatoric, saltatory [sal′tətôr′ē] , adj.

sal·ta·tion

(sal-tā'shŭn)
A dancing or leaping, as in a disease (e.g., chorea) or physiologic function (e.g., saltatory conduction).
[L. saltatio, fr. salto, pp. -atus, to dance, fr. salio, to leap]

saltation

  1. any changes of an abrupt nature that occur in the thalli of fungi either through mutation or the occurrence of segregation of parts of the thallus with different genetic make-up (HETEROKARYONS and HOMOKARYONS).
  2. the movement of soil particles by wind.
  3. the occurrence of a major mutation in a single generation, bringing about significant change.

saltation

1. the action of leaping, as in louping ill or the dancing of porcine myotonia congenita.
2. conduction along myelinated nerves.
3. in genetics, an abrupt variation in species; a mutation.