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plantigrade

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adjective plan·ti·grade \ˈplan-tə-ˌgrād\

Definition of plantigrade

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

plantigrade

noun


Origin and Etymology of plantigrade

French, from Latin planta sole + French -grade


First Known Use: 1827

Rhymes with plantigrade

accolade, Adelaide, ambuscade, aquacade, balustrade, barricade, cable-laid, cannonade, carronade, cavalcade, centigrade, chambermaid, chiffonade, colonnade, countertrade, custom-made, dairymaid, defilade, enfilade, escalade, escapade, esplanade, everglade, foreign aid, fusillade, gallopade, gasconade, grant-in-aid, hawser-laid, hearing aid, intergrade, legal aid, lemonade, marinade, marmalade, masquerade, meter maid, motorcade, orangeade, orthograde, overtrade, palisade, panty raid, pasquinade, promenade, ready-made, renegade, retrograde, serenade, stock-in-trade, tailor-made, underlaid, visual aid


Medical Dictionary

plantigrade

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

Medical Definition of plantigrade

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

plantigrade

noun



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