digitigrade

Definitions of digitigrade
  1. noun
    an animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses
    synonyms: digitigrade mammal
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    Antonyms:
    plantigrade, plantigrade mammal
    an animal that walks with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground as e.g. bears and human beings
    type of:
    eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal
    mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
  2. adjective
    (of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)
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    Antonyms:
    plantigrade
    (of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do)
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