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saltigrade

[sal-ti-greyd, sawl-]
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adjective
  1. moving by leaping.
  2. belonging or pertaining to the family Salticidae, comprising the jumping spiders.

Origin of saltigrade

1830–40; < Latin salt(āre) to jump (see saltant) + -i- + -grade
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Historical Examples

  • These are jumping or Saltigrade spiders, belonging to the Attid.

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British Dictionary definitions for saltigrade

saltigrade

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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