laterigrade

1 of 2

adjective

lat·​eri·​grade
ˈlatərəˌgrād
: running sidewise or characterized by such running
laterigrade locomotion

laterigrade

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
: a laterigrade animal (as a crab spider of the family Thomisidae)

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary lateri- + -grade

First Known Use

Adjective

1839, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1830, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of laterigrade was in 1830

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“Laterigrade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/laterigrade. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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