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Meaning of PLANTIGRADE

Pronunciation:  'planti`greyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot
 

PLANTIGRADE is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Antonyms: digitigrade
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Plan"ti*grade\, a. [L. planta sole of the foot +
    gradi to walk: cf. F. plantigrade.] (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) Walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the
        plantigrades.
    (b) Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the
        ground when the leg is upright.
    
    
  2. \Plan"ti*grade\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
    A plantigrade animal, or one that walks or steps on the sole
    of the foot, as man, and the bears.
    
    
 

 

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