Definition of laterigrade in English:

laterigrade

adjective

Zoology
  • (Characterized by) walking or running sideways; formerly specifically designating a spider of the group Laterigradae (now disused).

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From lateri- + -grade, after post-classical Latin laterigradus, adjective, scientific Latin Laterigradae, former group name (Latreille 1817).

Pronunciation

laterigrade

/ˈlat(ə)rɪˌɡreɪd/