See also: tardigrada

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From Latin tardigradus (slowly stepping), from tardus (slow) + gradior (step, walk), named by Spallanzani in 1776.

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  1. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Ecdysozoa – tardigrades, water bears, or moss piglets, small, hardy animals found in many kinds of environments.
  2. (obsolete) A taxonomic order within the class Mammalia – sloths and sloth bears.

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