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EtymologyEdit

Named by Johann August Ephraim Goeze in 1773 "kleiner Wasserbär" (little water bear).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvasɐˌbɛːɐ̯/

NounEdit

Wasserbär m (genitive Wasserbären or Wasserbärs, plural Wasserbären)

  1. (zoology) A tardigrade, water bear (a water-dwelling, eight-legged, segmented micro-animal, a member of the phylum Tardigrada).
  2. A batardeau (dam structure).

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