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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 ?
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