digitigrade


dig·i·ti·grade

adjective \ˈdi-jə-tə-ˌgrād\

Definition of DIGITIGRADE

:  walking on the digits with the posterior of the foot more or less raised

Origin of DIGITIGRADE

French, from digiti- + -grade
First Known Use: 1824

dig·i·ti·grade

adjective \ˈdij-ət-ə-ˌgrād\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIGITIGRADE

: walking or adapted for walking on the digits with the posterior of the foot more or less raised <cats and dogs are digitigrade mammals>—compare plantigrade
digitigrade noun

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