Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or occurring on the sole of the foot: plantar warts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Pertaining to the bottom surface (sole) of the foot, as with plantar warts. Compare palmar.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the sole of the foot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the planta, or sole of the foot: as, a plantar muscle, tendon, or ligament; the plantar aspect of the foot or leg: correlated with palmar: often in composition: as, laminiplantar, scutelliplantar

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. relating to or occurring on the undersurface of the foot

Etymologies

Latin plantāris, from planta, sole of the foot; see plat- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin planta ("sole of the foot"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Most heel pain is of the type that goes by the name plantar fasciitis.

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  • For warts affecting the feet (called plantar warts), the story was different.

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  • For warts affecting the feet called plantar warts, the story was different.

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  • Nowadays, you are more likely to affect your whorls by picking up a tiny virus-based skin tumor called a plantar wart (veruca), which deforms the skin striae as it grows, making the ridges go around it.

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  • For those of you who slept through the Podiatry 101 lecture in medical school, this condition is an irritation of the -- ahem -- plantar fascia, aka the plantar aponeurosis -- which is the ligamental structure under the foot that supports the arch.

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  • I've been suffering from a terrible ailment called plantar fasciitis which is excruciatingly painful in the heel.

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  • According as the nerve operated on is the plantar or the median, the operation is known as plantar or median neurectomy.

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  • [Footnote A: The epithet 'ungual' is added by Chauveau to distinguish these arteries from the properly so-called plantar arteries -- the terminal divisions of the posterior tibial artery.]

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  • Common warts are harmless skin lesions that are usually found on the hands or soles of the feet, the latter referred to as plantar warts.

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  • A condition known as plantar fasciitis occurs when a ligament known as the plantar fascia, which runs the full length of the bottom of the foot, is stressed, causing the tissue to tear.

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