saltigrade

[ sal-ti-greyd, sawl- ]
/ ˈsæl tɪˌgreɪd, ˈsɔl- /
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adjective

moving by leaping.
belonging or pertaining to the family Salticidae, comprising the jumping spiders.

Nearby words

  1. saltern,
  2. saltfish,
  3. saltglaze,
  4. saltie,
  5. saltier,
  6. saltillo,
  7. saltimbocca,
  8. saltine,
  9. saltiness,
  10. salting

Origin of saltigrade

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

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Examples from the Web for saltigrade

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

    Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook


British Dictionary definitions for saltigrade

saltigrade

/ (ˈsæltɪˌɡreɪd) /

adjective

(of animals) adapted for moving in a series of jumps

Word Origin for saltigrade

C19: from New Latin Saltigradae, name formerly applied to jumping spiders, from Latin saltus a leap + gradī to move

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