plantigrade


plan·ti·grade

adjective \ˈplan-tə-ˌgrād\

Definition of PLANTIGRADE

:  walking on the sole with the heel touching the ground <humans are plantigrade>
plantigrade noun

Origin of PLANTIGRADE

French, from Latin planta sole + French -grade
First Known Use: 1831

plan·ti·grade

adjective \ˈplant-ə-ˌgrād\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLANTIGRADE

: walking on the sole with the heel touching the ground <humans are plantigrade animals>—compare digitigrade
plantigrade noun

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