water bear


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water bear

water bear

n
(Animals) another name for a tardigrade

tar•di•grade

(ˈtɑr dɪˌgreɪd)

n.
1. any microscopic, chiefly herbivorous invertebrate of the phylum Tardigrada, living in water or on mosses, lichens, etc.
adj.
2. slow in pace or movement.
[1615–25; < Latin tardigradus slow-paced. See tardy, -grade]
Translations
Bärtierchen
References in classic literature ?
Here almost every product of the land and water bears the unmistakeable stamp of the American continent.
Mopsechiniscus franciscae is a tardigrade, or water bear.
It is also nicknamed water bear or moss piglets because it is extremely small and can be viewed only through a microscope.
Then every single life function of the water bear stops.
Mote's 2013 Special Lecture Series brings Clark and Nelson together to talk science in the lecture "From Water Bears to Whale Sharks" on Monday evening Feb.