Origin of digitigradeFr: see digiti- and amp; -grade
Origin of digitigradeFrench : Latin digitus, toe; see digit + Latin gradus, step; see grade.
- (of an animal) Walking on the toes, putting the weight of the body mainly on the ball of the foot, with the back of the foot, or heel, raised.
- (zoology, specifically) Belonging to the Digitigrada of the taxonomic order Carnivora.
- (of feet or a manner of walking) Of, resembling, or pertaining to that of a digitigrade animal.
- (chiefly in the plural) A digitigrade animal, such as a dog or a cat; an animal that walks on its toes.