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plantigrade

 [plan´tĭ-grād]
walking or running flat on the full sole of the foot; characteristic of humans and of such quadrupeds as the bear.
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plan·ti·grade

(plan'ti-grād),
Walking with the entire sole and heel of the foot on the ground, as do humans and bears.
[L. planta, sole, + gradior, to walk]
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plantigrade

(plăn′tĭ-grād′)
adj.
Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do.

plan′ti·grade′ n.
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plantigrade

adjective Referring to movement by a terrestrial vertebrate (e.g., humans, rodents, rabbits and kangaroos) in which the entire foot—podials and metatarsals—maintains contact with flat surfaces when ambulating.
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plan·ti·grade

(plan'ti-grād)
Walking with the entire sole and heel of the foot on the ground, as humans and bears do.
[L. planta, sole, + gradior, to walk]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

plantigrade

walking on the entire sole of the foot, as in humans and bears.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005