Definition of Class tardigrada

1. Noun. In some classifications considered a separate phylum: microscopic arachnid-like invertebrates living in water or damp moss having 4 pairs of legs and instead of a mouth a pair of stylets or needlelike piercing organs connected with the pharynx.

Exact synonyms: Tardigrada
Group relationships: Arthropoda, Phylum Arthropoda
Member holonyms: Tardigrade
Generic synonyms: Class

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Literary usage of Class tardigrada

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"class tardigrada The Tardigrades or Bear Animalcules The members of this class are very minute segmented animals, with four pairs of legs, ..."

2. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"INSECTA-MYRIAPODA SUB-PHYLUM OR class tardigrada I could not finish this chapter without mentioning the tardigrades. These minute animals only measure ..."

3. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"class tardigrada The Tardigrades or Bear Animalcules The members of this class are very minute segmented animals, with four pairs of legs, ..."

4. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"INSECTA-MYRIAPODA SUB-PHYLUM OR class tardigrada I could not finish this chapter without mentioning the tardigrades. These minute animals only measure ..."

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