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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.
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Origin of saltigrade

First recorded in 1830–40; from Latin saltus “a leap,” a derivative of salt(āre) “to jump” + -i- + -grade;see saltant
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How to use saltigrade in a sentence

  • 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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