plantigrade

adjective
plan·​ti·​grade | \ ˈplan-tə-ˌgrād How to pronounce plantigrade (audio) \

Definition of plantigrade

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

Other Words from plantigrade

plantigrade noun

First Known Use of plantigrade

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for plantigrade

French, from Latin planta sole + French -grade

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The first known use of plantigrade was in 1827

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“Plantigrade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plantigrade. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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plantigrade

adjective
plan·​ti·​grade | \ ˈplant-ə-ˌgrād How to pronounce plantigrade (audio) \

Medical Definition of plantigrade

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

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plantigrade noun

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