digitigrade

[ dij-i-ti-greyd ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tɪˌgreɪd /

adjective

walking on the toes, as most quadruped mammals.

noun

a digitigrade animal.

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Origin of digitigrade

From French, dating back to 1825–35; see origin at digiti-, -grade
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British Dictionary definitions for digitigrade

digitigrade
/ (ˈdɪdʒɪtɪˌɡreɪd) /

adjective

(of dogs, cats, horses, etc) walking so that only the toes touch the ground

noun

a digitigrade animal
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