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[plan-ter] /ˈplæn tər/
adjective, Anatomy, Zoology
of or relating to the sole of the foot.
Origin of plantar
1700-10; < Latin plantāris, equivalent to plant(a) sole of the foot + -āris -ar1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for plantar
  • The muscles in the plantar region of the foot may be divided into three groups, in a similar manner to those in the hand.
  • Noah remains out indefinitely with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
  • Quentin is recovering from plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
  • plantar warts, for example, can become extremely painful.
  • Stretched too far, the plantar fascia becomes inflamed.
British Dictionary definitions for plantar


of, relating to, or occurring on the sole of the foot or a corresponding part: plantar warts
Word Origin
C18: from Latin plantāris, from planta sole of the foot
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Word Origin and History for plantar

1706, from Latin plantaris "pertaining to the sole of the foot," from planta "sole of the foot" (see plant (n.)).

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plantar in Medicine

plantar plan·tar (plān'tər, -tär')
Of, relating to, or occurring on the sole.

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