walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears.
Origin of plantigrade
1825–35;Related formssub·plan·ti·grade, adjective
< New Latin plantigradus,
equivalent to Latin plant(a
) sole + -i- -i-
+ -gradus -grade
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British Dictionary definitions for plantigrade
walking with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground, as, for example, man and bears
Word Origin for plantigrade
C19: via French from New Latin plantigradus, from Latin planta sole of the foot + gradus a step
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Word Origin and History for plantigrade
1831, from French plantigrade "walking on the sole of the foot" (1795), from Latin planta "sole of the foot" (see plant (n.)) + gradus "step" (see grade (n.)).
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Walking with the entire sole on the ground, as humans do.
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Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits.
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