[ sal-ti-greyd, sawl- ]
/ ˈsæl tɪˌgreɪd, ˈsɔl- /
moving by leaping.
belonging or pertaining to the family Salticidae, comprising the jumping spiders.
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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
/ (ˈsæltɪˌɡreɪd) /
(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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