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Adjective: digitigrade  'di-ji-tu,greyd
  1. (of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)
Noun: digitigrade  'di-ji-tu,greyd
  1. An animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses
    - digitigrade mammal

Derived forms: digitigrades

Type of: eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal

Antonym: plantigrade

Encyclopedia: Digitigrade