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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter bear`(n.)

  1. Category: Microbiology

    Ref: tardigrade (def. 1). 1

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  1. water bear(Noun)

    A member of the animal phylum Tardigrada.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Water bear

    any species of Tardigrada, 2. See Illust. of Tardigrada


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