victoriousvocabulary: TARDIGRADE [noun] 1. any…

victoriousvocabulary:

TARDIGRADE

[noun]

1. any slow moving creature.

2. also called bear animalcule, water bear: any microscopic, chiefly herbivorous invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, living in water, on mosses, lichens, etc.

[adjective]

3. slow in pace or movement.

4. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Tardigrada.

Etymology: via Latin tardigradus, from tardus (sluggish) + gradī (to walk).

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