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digitigrade


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digitigrade  \Dig"i*ti*grade\,  a.  [L.  digitus  finger,  toe  +  gradi 
  to  step,  walk:  cf  F.  digitigrade.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Walking  on  the  toes;  --  distinguished  from  plantigrade. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digitigrade  \Dig"i*ti*grade\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  animal  that  walks  on  its  toes,  as  the  cat,  lion,  wolf, 
  etc.;  --  distinguished  from  a  plantigrade,  which  walks  on  the 
  palm  of  the  foot. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digitigrade 
  adj  :  (of  mammals)  walking  on  the  toes  with  the  posterior  part  of 
  the  foot  raised  [ant:  {plantigrade}] 




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