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sal·ta·to·ry

(sal'tă-tō'rē),
Pertaining to, or characterized by, saltation.

sal·ta·to·ry

(sal'tă-tōr-ē)
Pertaining to, or characterized by, saltation.

saltatory

pertaining to or emanating from saltation.

saltatory conduction
the leaping action transfer of electric potential from node of Ranvier to node of Ranvier along a medullated nerve fiber instead of a steady flow along the length of the nerve.
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Belanger SE, Balon EK, Rawlings JM (2010) Saltatory ontogeny of fishes and sensitive early life stages for ecotoxicology tests.
Funnel traps captured significantly more saltatory frogs, treefrogs, and lizards than did other trap types (Fig.
There is good evidence that trauma disproportionately damages small fibers, probably because they lack protective myelin and saltatory conduction.
Kamler, 2002), the ontogeny of organisms should be realistically described based on the saltatory life-history model of embryo, larva, juvenile, adult and senescent periods (e.
32) Indeed, Chambers' peculiar notion of "the operation of the law of development" through the saltatory intervention of a "higher generative law" may well be reflected in Walden's "Higher Laws," all but a few paragraphs of which date from 1852 and after.
The same is true for the meadow jumping mouse, whose elongated hind legs are adapted to saltatory motion.
Early ontogeny of walleye, Stizostedion vitreum, with steps of saltatory development.
The point every altered state method, from the absolutely free association Breathwork evokes (Hendricks, 1995; Zimberoff & Hartman, 1999) to the saltatory, emotion-driven age regressions used in Hypno-Behavioral Therapy (Zimberoff & Hartman, 1998), is to facilitate an exploration of history in a manner that reveals patterns so far unrecognized by the conscious intellect.
The enlargement process, permanently controlled and disposing of the clearly defined subjects and precise rules, in most cases lacks the symptoms of spontaneity; moreover, repeated strokes are not "a quick and saltatory phenomenon" as is implied by the term "waves.
The larval search strategy for prey appeared to change from one that was saltatory to one that was cruising, and the foraging behavior was not strongly affected by variation in prey availability.
The Pleistocene glaciation caused the arid area to shrink and led to the disappearance of many species that had adapted to the desert conditions--the extinct saltatory marsupials of the family Argyrolagidae, for instance.