laterigrade

laterigrade

[lat-er-i-greyd]
adjective
having a sideways manner of moving, as a crab.

Origin:
1750–60; lateri- (combining form of Latin latus, stem later-) side, flank (see -i-) + -grade

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

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