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digitigrade

[dij-i-ti-greyd] /ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tɪˌgreɪd/
adjective
1.
walking on the toes, as most quadruped mammals.
noun
2.
a digitigrade animal.
Origin of digitigrade
1825-1835
From French, dating back to 1825-35; See origin at digiti-, -grade
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digitigrade

/ˈdɪdʒɪtɪˌɡreɪd/
adjective
1.
(of dogs, cats, horses, etc) walking so that only the toes touch the ground
noun
2.
a digitigrade animal
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