laterigrade
adj. [L. latus, side; gradus, step]
Walking sideways, as some spiders and crabs.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • laterigrade — I. ˈlad.ərəˌgrād adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary lateri + grade : running sidewise or characterized by such running laterigrade locomotion II. noun ( s) : a laterigrade animal (as a crab spider of …   Useful english dictionary

  • laterigrade — /lat euhr i grayd /, adj. having a sideways manner of moving, as a crab. [1750 60; lateri (comb. form of L latus, s. later ) side, flank (see I ) + GRADE] * * * …   Universalium

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  • laterigrade — adj. having a tendency to move in a sideways manner (like a crab) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • laterigrade — lat·eri·grade …   English syllables

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