[plan-ti-greyd] /ˈplæn tɪˌgreɪd/

walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears.
a plantigrade animal.
walking with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground, as, for example, man and bears
a plantigrade animal

1831, from French plantigrade “walking on the sole of the foot” (1795), from Latin planta “sole of the foot” (see plant (n.)) + gradus “step” (see grade (n.)).

plantigrade plan·ti·grade (plān’tĭ-grād’)
Walking with the entire sole on the ground, as humans do.
Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits.


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