Meaning of SALTANT in English

I. ˈsalt ə nt, ˈsȯl-, -ltənt adjective

Etymology: Latin saltant-, saltans, present participle of saltare to jump, leap, dance, from saltus, past participle of salire to jump, leap — more at sally

: dancing , leaping

II. noun

( -s )

: a mutant individual or strain ; especially : one produced in a fungal or bacterial culture

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