plantigrade

[plan-ti-greyd]
adjective
1.
walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears.
noun
2.
a plantigrade animal.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin plantigradus, equivalent to Latin plant(a) sole + -i- -i- + -gradus -grade

subplantigrade, adjective
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plantigrade (ˈplæntɪˌɡreɪd)
 
adj
1.  walking with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground, as, for example, man and bears
 
n
2.  a plantigrade animal
 
[C19: via French from New Latin plantigradus, from Latin planta sole of the foot + gradus a step]

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plantigrade plan·ti·grade (plān'tĭ-grād')
adj.
Walking with the entire sole on the ground, as humans do.

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plantigrade   (plān'tĭ-grād')  Pronunciation Key 
Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits.
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