<zoology> Walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the plantigrades.

Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the ground when the leg is upright.

Origin: L. Planta sole of the foot + gradi to walk: cf. F. Plantigrade.

<zoology> A plantigrade animal, or one that walks or steps on the sole of the foot, as man, and the bears.

(01 Mar 1998)