from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground, as humans, bears, raccoons, and rabbits do.
- n. A plantigrade animal.
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- adj. walking with the entire sole of the foot on the ground.
- n. A plantigrade animal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the plantigrades.
- adj. Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the ground when the leg is upright.
- n. A plantigrade animal, or one that walks or steps on the sole of the foot, as man, and the bears.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Walking on the whole sole of the foot; having the characters of, or pertaining to, the Plantigrada: opposed to digitigrade.
- n. A plantigrade mammal; a member of the Plantigrada.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do)
- n. an animal that walks with the entire sole of the foot touching the ground as e.g. bears and human beings
His hind feet are plantigrade, that is, they rest upon the ground from heel to toe; and his back curves like the segment of a circle.
His hind-feet are plantigrade, that is, they rest upon the ground from heel to toe; and his back curves like the segment of a circle.
A mammal – characterised by its large body with stocky legs, long snout and plantigrade paws – will, by preference, drop its faeces within a forested area.
Fingers pointing diagonally forward and laterally, sprawling forelimbs, plantigrade feet.
The supposed stegosaurian track Deltapodus Whyte & Romano, 1994 (Middle Jurassic of England) is sauropod-like, elongate and plantigrade, but many blunt-toed, digitigrade, large ornithopod-like footprints (including pedal print cast associated with the manus of Stegopodus Lockley & Hunt, 1998) from the Upper Jurassic of Utah, better fit the stegosaurian foot pattern.
It failed to inform anyone about the arrival of the bears, it failed to apply any protocol for helping them and squandered a large part of the grant it received from the European Union for promotion and protection of the plantigrade.
Because human legs obviously work well for humans, Russell & Séguin proposed that human-like legs would also work for a human-like dinosauroid, and they gave the creature plantigrade feet.
“By this point, for both Ada and myself, our beloved plantigrade was a painful sight” (in reference to a stuffed bear). alopecia.
Sure enough, after the four plantigrade toes, he went for the dewclaw.
They could be human feet, plantigrade and narrow, with five toes and a similar architecture of bones, the long arches growing taller when the nervous toes curled up.