saltigrade


saltigrade
/sal"ti grayd', sawl"-/, adj.
1. moving by leaping.
2. belonging or pertaining to the family Salticidae, comprising the jumping spiders.
[1830-40; < L salt(are) to jump (see SALTANT) + -I- + -GRADE]

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  • saltigrade — [saltigʀad] adj. ÉTYM. 1839, Boiste; de salti (d après saltus « saut »), et suff. grade. ❖ ♦ Didact., vx. Qui marche, progresse par bonds, par sauts. || La gerboise est saltigrade. || Araignée saltigrade …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Saltigrade — Sal ti*grade, a. [L. saltus a leap + gradi to walk, go: cf. F. saltigrade.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having feet or legs formed for leaping. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saltigrade — Sal ti*grade, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the {Saltigrad[ae]}, a tribe of spiders which leap to seize their prey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saltigrade — adj. & n. Zool. adj. (of arthropods) moving by leaping or jumping. n. a saltigrade arthropod, e.g. a spider, sand hopper, etc. Etymology: mod.L Saltigradae f. L saltus leap f. salire salt + gradus walking …   Useful english dictionary

  • saltigrade — adj. [L. saltare, to leap; gradus, step] Leaping movement as in insects and spiders …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • saltigrade — (sal ti gra d ) adj. Terme de zoologie. Qui marche en sautant. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. saltus, saut, et gradi, marcher …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • saltigrade — sal·ti·grade …   English syllables

  • saltigrade — /ˈsæltəgreɪd/ (say saltuhgrayd) adjective 1. moving by leaping. 2. belonging to the Saltigradae, a group of saltatorial spiders. {salti (combining form of Latin saltus leap) + grade} …   Australian English dictionary

  • saltigrade —   a. having leaping legs; n. such spider …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • saltigrad — SALTIGRÁD, Ă adj. (biol.) Care merge prin salturi. [< fr. saltigrade]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 27.08.2005. Sursa: DN  SALTIGRÁD, Ă adj. (despre animale) care merge prin salturi. (< fr. saltigrade) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român


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