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, "Yes, You Really Should Wear Shower Shoes in the Gym Locker Room," 12 June 2019

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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

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The first known use of plantar was circa 1706

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“Plantar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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

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