Pronunciation: (am'byu-lu-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -ries.
1. of, pertaining to, or capable of walking: an ambulatory exploration of the countryside.
2. adapted for walking, as the limbs of many animals.
3. moving about or from place to place; not stationary: an ambulatory tribe.
4. Also,ambulant. Med.
a. not confined to bed; able or strong enough to walk: an ambulatory patient.
b. serving patients who are able to walk: an ambulatory care center.
5. Law.not fixed; alterable or revocable: ambulatory will.
Also called deambulatory. Archit.
a. an aisle surrounding the end of the choir or chancel of a church.
b. the covered walk of a cloister.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.