Definition of Tardigrade

1. Noun. An arthropod of the division Tardigrada.

Generic synonyms: Arthropod
Group relationships: Class Tardigrada, Tardigrada
Terms within: Stylet



Definition of Tardigrade

1. a. Moving or stepping slowly; slow-paced.

2. n. One of the Tardigrada.

Definition of Tardigrade

1. Adjective. Sluggish; moving slowly. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) A member of the animal phylum Tardigrada. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tardigrade

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tardigrade

1. 1. Moving or stepping slowly; slow-paced. 2. Of or pertaining to the Tardigrada. Origin: L. Tardigradus; tardus slow + gradi to step: cf. F. Tardigrade. One of the Tardigrada. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tardigrade

tarboys
tarbrush
tarbrushes
tarbush
tarbushes
tarcel
tarcels
tard
tardation
tardied
tardier
tardies
tardiest
tardigrada
tardigrade (current term)
tardigrades
tardigradous
tardily
tardiness
tardinesses
tardity
tardive
tardive cyanosis
tardive dyskinesia
tardive dyskinesias
tardively
tardo
tards
tardy

Literary usage of Tardigrade

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1. On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects by John Lubbock (1902)
"63) arising through this process of yolk-segmentation, the body of the tardigrade is then built up.1 FIG. 60, Egg of tardigrade, Kaufmann, Zuit f. \Vi>s. ..."

2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The soldiers were struggling and fighting their way after them, in such tardigrade fashion as their hoof-shaped shoes would allow. ..."

3. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1876)
"Clearly the eggs of the stentor had got into the dead hollow body of the tardigrade, and developed there 1 That this inference is a correct one I have ..."

4. On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects by John Lubbock (1902)
"63) arising through this process of yolk-segmentation, the body of the tardigrade is then built up.1 FIG. 60, Egg of tardigrade, Kaufmann, Zuit f. \Vi>s. ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"The soldiers were struggling and fighting their way after them, in such tardigrade fashion as their hoof-shaped shoes would allow. ..."

6. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and (1876)
"Clearly the eggs of the stentor had got into the dead hollow body of the tardigrade, and developed there 1 That this inference is a correct one I have ..."

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