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dig·i·ti·grade

 (dĭj′ĭ-tĭ-grād′)
adj.
Relating to an animal, such as a cat or dog, whose weight is borne on the toes.

[French : Latin digitus, toe; see digit + Latin gradus, step; see grade.]

dig′i·ti·grade′ n.

digitigrade

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

dig•i•ti•grade

(ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tɪˌgreɪd)

adj.
walking on the toes, as most quadruped mammals.
[1825–35; < French; see digiti-, -grade]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digitigrade - an animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses
eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal - mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
Adj.1.digitigrade - (of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)
mammal, mammalian - any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk
plantigrade - (of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do)
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