digitigrade

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adjective dig·i·ti·grade \ˈdi-jə-tə-ˌgrād\

Definition of digitigrade

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

Origin and Etymology of digitigrade

French, from digiti- + -grade


Medical Dictionary

digitigrade

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adjective dig·i·ti·grade \ˈdij-ət-ə-ˌgrād\

Medical Definition of digitigrade

  1. :  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

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