pronograde


Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.

pro·no·grade

(prō'nō-grād),
Walking or resting with the body horizontal, denoting the posture of quadrupeds; opposed to orthograde.
[L. pronus, inclined forward, + gradior, to walk]

pronograde

(prō′nə-grād′)
adj.
Walking with the long axis of the body parallel to the ground, as do most quadrupeds.

pronograde

(prō′nō-grād) [L. pronus, prone, + gradus, a step]
In animals, walking on the hands and feet or resting with the body in a horizontal position. It is the opposite of orthograde.
Mentioned in ?