Tardigrade
Tardigrade Tar"di*grade, a. [L. tardigradus; tardus slow + gradi to step: cf. F. tardigrade.] 1. Moving or stepping slowly; slow-paced. [R.] --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Tardigrada. [1913 Webster]


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  • tardigrade — /ˈtadəgreɪd/ (say tahduhgrayd) adjective 1. slow in pace or movement. 2. of or relating to the Tardigrada, a class or subclass of minute herbivorous arthropods, lacking well developed circulatory or respiratory systems. –noun 3. a tardigrade… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tardigrade — n. & adj. n. any minute freshwater animal of the phylum Tardigrada, having a short plump body and four pairs of short legs. Also called water bear. adj. of or relating to this phylum. Etymology: F tardigrade f. L tardigradus f. tardus slow +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tardigrade — noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin tardigradus slow moving, from tardus slow + gradi to step, go more at grade Date: 1860 any of a phylum (Tardigrada) of microscopic invertebrates with four pairs of stout legs that live usually in water or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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