tardigrade

noun tar·di·grade \ ˈtär-də-ˌgrād \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of tardigrade

: any of a phylum (Tardigrada) of microscopic invertebrates with four pairs of stout legs that live usually in water or damp moss called also water bear

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Origin and Etymology of tardigrade

ultimately from Latin tardigradus slow-moving, from tardus slow + gradi to step, go — more at grade


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