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Noun: Tardigrada
  1. In some classifications considered a separate phylum: microscopic arachnid-like invertebrates living in water or damp moss having 4 pairs of legs and instead of a mouth a pair of stylets or needlelike piercing organs connected with the pharynx
    - class Tardigrada

Type of: class

Part of: Arthropoda, phylum Arthropoda

Encyclopedia: Tardigrada