[ney-tuh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, nat-uh-] /ˌneɪ təˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌnæt ə-/

pertaining to, adapted for, or characterized by swimming:
natatorial birds.
of or relating to swimming

1816, from natatory (adj.), from Latin natatorius, from natator “swimmer” (see natatorium) + -al.


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