walking on the toes, as most quadruped mammals.
a digitigrade animal.
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How to use digitigrade in a sentence
It is digitigrade: it has five toes on the fore, and four toes on its hinder feet; its marsupial bones are simply rudimental.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
The feet are digitigrade, usually with five (in one instance four) front and always four hind-toes.
The much persecuted otter presents himself to our notice among the worm-bodied, digitigrade animals.
The pes is digitigrade or plantigrade, and has three, rarely four, digits.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
The feet are digitigrade and provided with long pointed claws.The Vertebrate Skeleton | Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for digitigrade
(of dogs, cats, horses, etc) walking so that only the toes touch the ground
a digitigrade animal
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