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saltigrade

[sal-ti-greyd, sawl-] /ˈsæl tɪˌgreɪd, ˈsɔl-/
adjective
1.
moving by leaping.
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Salticidae, comprising the jumping spiders.
Origin of saltigrade
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin salt(āre) to jump (see saltant) + -i- + -grade
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  • These are jumping or saltigrade spiders, belonging to the Attid.

    Old Farm Fairies: Henry Christopher McCook
British Dictionary definitions for saltigrade

saltigrade

/ˈsæltɪˌɡreɪd/
adjective
1.
(of animals) adapted for moving in a series of jumps
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Saltigradae, name formerly applied to jumping spiders, from Latin saltus a leap + gradī to move
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