-grade

-grade

a combining form meaning “walking, moving,” in the manner or by the means specified by the initial element: plantigrade.

Origin:
< Latin -gradus, combining form representing gradus step or gradī to walk. See grade, gradient

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-grade
 
adj combining form
indicating a kind or manner of movement or progression: plantigrade; retrograde
 
[via French from Latin -gradus, from gradus a step, from gradī to walk]

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