digitigrade

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From French digitigrade (Modern Latin digitigradus), from Latin digitus (finger, toe, digit) (whence English digit) + gradus (step”, “pace).

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digitigrade (not comparable)

  1. (of an animal) Walking on the toes, putting the weight of the body mainly on the ball of the foot, with the back of the foot, or heel, raised.
  2. (zoology, specifically) Belonging to the Digitigrada of the taxonomic order Carnivora.
  3. (of feet or a manner of walking) Of, resembling, or pertaining to that of a digitigrade animal.

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digitigrade (plural digitigrades)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) A digitigrade animal, such as a dog or a cat; an animal that walks on its toes.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digitigrade (masculine and feminine, plural digitigrades)

  1. digitigrade

Noun[edit]

digitigrade m (plural digitigrades)

  1. digitigrade

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Italian[edit]

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digitigrade

  1. feminine plural of digitigrado

Latin[edit]

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digitigrāde

  1. vocative masculine singular of digitigrādus