saltigrade

adjective
sal·​ti·​grade | \ ˈsaltəˌgrād, ˈsȯl- \

Definition of saltigrade

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having the feet or legs adapted to leaping usually used of spiders (such as members of the family Salticidae)

saltigrade

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of saltigrade (Entry 2 of 2)

: a saltigrade spider

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History and Etymology for saltigrade

Adjective

Latin saltus leap + English -i- + -grade (in heat)

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“Saltigrade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saltigrade. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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