plan·​tar | \ ˈplan-tər How to pronounce plantar (audio) , -ˌtär \

Definition of plantar

: of or relating to the sole of the foot plantar wart

Examples of plantar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Like many virus symptoms, plantar warts may go away on their own, the Mayo Clinic says. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 12 June 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'plantar.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of plantar

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plantar

Latin plantaris, from planta sole — more at place

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About plantar

Time Traveler for plantar

Time Traveler

The first known use of plantar was circa 1706

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near plantar



plantar fasciitis

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for plantar

Cite this Entry

“Plantar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for plantar


plan·​tar | \ ˈplant-ər How to pronounce plantar (audio) , ˈplan-ˌtär How to pronounce plantar (audio) \

Medical Definition of plantar

: of, relating to, or typical of the sole of the foot the plantar aspect of the foot


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!