Sunday, October 07, 2012
Definitions for tardigrade
- Slow in pace or movement.
- Belonging or pertaining to the phylum Tardigrada.
- Also called bear animalcule, water bear. Any microscopic, chiefly herbivorous invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, living in water, on mosses, lichens, etc.
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Citations for tardigrade
The days were long and boring as we walked a continuous almost tardigrade pace around several large buildings, again with empty carbines.
…the soldiers were struggling and fighting their way after them, in such tardigrade fashion as their hoof-shaped shoes would allow—impeded, but not very resolutely attacked, by the people.
Origin of tardigrade
Related to the common word tardy, tardigrade comes from the Latin word tardigradus meaning "slow-paced."