Locomotion
Movement from one place to another. And the ability to locomote, to get from one place to the next. The locomotive system permits locomotion and consists of bones that are the framework of the skeleton, joints that hold the bones together and make movement possible, and muscles that contract and relax and make for movement. Locomotion is derived from the Latin "locus", place + "movere", move = move place.

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lo·co·mo·tion .lō-kə-'mō-shən n an act or the power of moving from place to place: progressive movement (as of an animal body)

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lo·co·mo·tion (lo″kə-moґshən) [locus + motion] movement or the ability to move from one place to another. locomotive, locomotor, locomotory adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Synonyms:
(from place to place), /


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