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Meaning of tardigrade

tar•di•grade

Pronunciation: (tär'di-grād"), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calledany microscopic, chiefly herbivorous invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, living in water, on mosses, lichens, etc.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Tardigrada.
  2. slow in pace or movement.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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