- moving by leaping.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Salticidae, comprising the jumping spiders.
Origin of saltigrade
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These are jumping or Saltigrade spiders, belonging to the Attid.Old Farm Fairies:
Henry Christopher McCook
- (of animals) adapted for moving in a series of jumps
C19: from New Latin Saltigradae, name formerly applied to jumping spiders, from Latin saltus a leap + gradī to move
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