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plantigrade

noun

adjective

Etymology summary

French: Latin planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots + Latin...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Plantigrade | plantigrade locomotion

means walking with the podials and metatarsals flat on the ground. It's one of three forms of locomotion adopted by terrestrial mammals. The other options are digitigrade, walking on the toes with the heel and wrist permanently raised, and unguligrade,... (40 of 451 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

plantigrade

walking with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground, as, for example, man and bears | a plantigrade animal (20 of 205 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/plantigrade

American Heritage Dictionary:

plantigrade

Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do. | A plantigrade animal. (21 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/plantigrade

Oxford Dictionary:

plantigrade

(of a mammal) walking on the soles of the feet, like a human or a bear (16 of 51 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

plantigrade

walking on the sole with the heel touching the ground (10 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/plantigrade

New World Dictionary:

plantigrade

walking on the whole sole, as a human or bear | a plantigrade animal (13 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

plantigrade

walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears. | a plantigrade animal. (15 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/plantigrade

Wiktionary:

plantigrade | plantigrades [plural] | digitigrade [antonym, sense-specific]

[animals] walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground. | A plantigrade animal (15 of 19 words, 2 definitions)

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Encarta Dictionary:

plantigrade | plantigrades [plural]

describes an animal such as a bear or a human being that walks on the soles of the feet with the heels touching the ground | an animal that walks on ... (30 of 69 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738751​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

plantigrade

Origin: French: Latin planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots + Latin -gradus, going (from gradī, ... (18 of 25 etymology words)

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Collins Dictionary:

plantigrade

First use: 19th century

Origin: via French from New Latin plantigradus, from Latin planta sole of the foot + gradus a step

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Oxford Dictionary:

plantigrade

First use: mid 19th century

Origin: French, from modern Latin plantigradus, from Latin planta "sole" + -gradus "-walking"

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New World Dictionary:

plantigrade

Origin: French from Latin planta, sole (see "plant") + French -grade, "-grade"

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Merriam-Webster:

plantigrade

First use: 1831

Origin: French, from Latin planta sole + French -grade

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Encarta Dictionary:

plantigrade | plantigrades [plural]

First use: Mid-19th century

Origin: French from modern Latin plantigradus from Latin planta "sole of the foot" + gradus "step"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738751​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

plantigrade

Audio: British English pronunciation of "plantigrade"

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the Free Dictionary:

plantigrade

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "plantigrade"

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Google Dictionary:

plantigrade

Audio: English pronunciation of "plantigrade"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

plantigrade

Audio: North American pronunciation of "plantigrade"

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YourDictionary Audio:

plantigrade

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "plantigrade" by speech synthesizer

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