walking on the whole sole, as a human or bear
Origin of plantigradeFrench ; from Classical Latin planta, sole (see plant) + French -grade, -grade
a plantigrade animal
Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do.
Origin of plantigradeFrench : Latin planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots + Latin -gradus, going (from grad&imacron;, to walk, go; see ghredh- in Indo-European roots).
(comparative more plantigrade, superlative most plantigrade)
- (of an animal) walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground.
- A plantigrade animal