digitigrade

[dij-i-ti-greyd]
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adjective

walking on the toes, as most quadruped mammals.

noun

a digitigrade animal.

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

adjective

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

noun

a digitigrade animal
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