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laterigrade

[ lat-er-i-greyd ]
/ ˈlæt ər ɪˌgreɪd /
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adjective

having a sideways manner of moving, as a crab.

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Origin of laterigrade

First recorded in 1750–60; <Latin later- (stem of latus “side, flank”) + -i- + -grade
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How to use laterigrade in a sentence

  • Junior recognized in the creature before him one of the Laterigrade Legion, a well known character.

    Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook

British Dictionary definitions for laterigrade

laterigrade
/ (ˈlætərɪˌɡreɪd) /

adjective

zoology (of some crabs) having a gait characterized by sideways movement
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