plan·​tar ˈplan-tər How to pronounce plantar (audio)
: of or relating to the sole of the foot
plantar wart

Example Sentences

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

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Word History


Latin plantaris, from planta sole — more at place

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plantar was circa 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Plantar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition


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