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plantigrade

adjective plan·ti·grade \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: 1827
Medical Dictionary

plantigrade

adjective plan·ti·grade \ˈplant-ə-ˌgrād\

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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