digitigrade

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

Definition of digitigrade

: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

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

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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