digitigrade

[dij-i-ti-greyd]
adjective
1.
walking on the toes, as most quadruped mammals.
noun
2.
a digitigrade animal.

Origin:
1825–35; < French; see digiti-, -grade

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digitigrade (ˈdɪdʒɪtɪˌɡreɪd)
 
adj
1.  (of dogs, cats, horses, etc) walking so that only the toes touch the ground
 
n
2.  a digitigrade animal

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The special term for this method of walking is called digitigrade.
The coyote is digitigrade meaning it walks with only its toes touching the ground.
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