[ plan-ter ]
/ ˈplæn tər /

adjective Anatomy, Zoology.

of or relating to the sole of the foot.

Origin of plantar

1700–10; < Latin plantāris, equivalent to plant(a) sole of the foot + -āris -ar1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for plantar


/ (ˈplæntə) /


of, relating to, or occurring on the sole of the foot or a corresponding partplantar warts

Word Origin for plantar

C18: from Latin plantāris, from planta sole of the foot
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Word Origin and History for plantar



1706, from Latin plantaris "pertaining to the sole of the foot," from planta "sole of the foot" (see plant (n.)).

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Medicine definitions for plantar


[ plăntər, -tär′ ]


Of, relating to, or occurring on the sole.
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