plantigrade

adjective plan·ti·grade \ ˈplan-tə-ˌgrād \

Definition of plantigrade

: walking on the sole with the heel touching the ground
  • humans are plantigrade

plantigrade

noun

Origin and Etymology of plantigrade

French, from Latin planta sole + French -grade


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plantigrade

adjective plan·ti·grade \ ˈplant-ə-ˌgrād \

medical Definition of plantigrade

: walking on the sole with the heel touching the ground
  • humans are plantigrade animals
— compare digitigrade

plantigrade

noun

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