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Adjective: plantigrade  'plãn-ti,greyd
  1. (of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do)
Noun: plantigrade  'plãn-ti,greyd
  1. An animal that walks with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground as e.g. bears and human beings
    - plantigrade mammal

Derived forms: plantigrades

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

Antonym: digitigrade, digitigrade mammal

Encyclopedia: Plantigrade