Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bear-animalcule. See Macrobiotidæ. Arctisca, and Tardigrada.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Zoöl.) Any species of Tardigrada, 2. See Illust. of tardigrada.

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  • noun zoology A member of the animal phylum Tardigrada.

Etymologies

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Calque of the German Wasserbär, used to describe these animals by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773.

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  • a.k.a. tardigrade. It walks like a bear, and is soon to be the first quantum creature.

    November 23, 2009