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Relating to an animal, such as a cat or dog, whose weight is borne on the toes.
digitigradeadjective Referring to an animal whose weight is carried by its digits—e.g., canines, felines.
digitigradewalking on the toes or fingers, as in most fast-running animals such as dogs and cats.
a form of locomotion in which the animal walks only on its digits, e.g. dogs, contrasted with plantigrade, in which the animal walks on its metatarsi, metacarpi, e.g. bears, humans.