Tardigrada

• (a.) An order of minute aquatic arachnids; -- called also bear animalcules, sloth animalcules, and water bears. • (a.) A tribe of edentates comprising the sloths. They are noted for the slowness of their movements when on the ground. See Sloth, 3.
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Tardigrada

class Tardigrada 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 connec...
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Tardigrada

Tar`di·gra'da noun plural [ New Latin See Tardigrade , adjective ] 1. (Zoology) A tribe of edentates comprising the sloths. They are noted for the slowness of their movements when on the ground. See Sloth , 3. 2. (Zoology) An ...
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Tardigrada

[n] - 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 needle-like piercing organs connected with the pharynx
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