rectigrade

Moving in a straight line

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • rectigrade — ˌgrād adjective Etymology: rect (I) + grade : moving or proceeding in a straight line or course * * * rectigrade, a. Zool. (ˈrɛktɪgreɪd) [ad. L. type *rectigrādus, f. rectus rect a. + grādus …   Useful english dictionary

  • rectigrade — adj. [L. rectus, straight; gradus, step] 1. Walking in a straight line. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertaining to larvae with 16 legs that progress with a straight body, as opposed to geometrid …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rectigrade — rec·ti·grade …   English syllables

  • rectigrade —   a. moving in straight line …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • rect- — rect(i) ♦ Élément, du lat. rectus « droit ». rect(i) élément, du lat. rectus, droit . I. ⇒RECT(I) , RECT(O) 1, (RECT , RECTI , RECTO ), élém. formant …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • recti- — rect(i) ♦ Élément, du lat. rectus « droit ». rect(i) élément, du lat. rectus, droit . I. ⇒RECT(I) , RECT(O) 1, (RECT , RECTI , RECTO ), élém. formant É …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • recto- — I. ⇒RECT(I) , RECT(O) 1, (RECT , RECTI , RECTO ), élém. formant Élém. tiré du lat. class. rectus, recta, rectum « droit horizontalement ou verticalement, en ligne droite; au fig., droit, régulier, conforme à la règle; qui va droit au fait; bon,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • geometrid — adj. [Gr. ge, earth; metron, measure] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A larva whose movements resemble a looping motion moving tail to head, such as the geometrid moth larva (Geometridae) measuring worms ; geometroid; see rectigrade …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • rectilinear —   a. pertaining to or bounded by straight lines; rectigrade.    ♦ rectilineal, a.    ♦ rectilinearity, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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