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DIGITIGRADE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does digitigrade mean? 

DIGITIGRADE (noun)
  The noun DIGITIGRADE has 1 sense:

1. an animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses

  Familiarity information: DIGITIGRADE used as a noun is very rare.


DIGITIGRADE (adjective)
  The adjective DIGITIGRADE has 1 sense:

1. (of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)

  Familiarity information: DIGITIGRADE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIGITIGRADE (noun)


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Meaning:

An animal that walks so that only the toes touch the ground as e.g. dogs and cats and horses

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

digitigrade; digitigrade mammal

Hypernyms ("digitigrade" is a kind of...):

eutherian; eutherian mammal; placental; placental mammal (mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials)


DIGITIGRADE (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised (as cats, dogs, and horses do)

Domain category:

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)

Antonym:

plantigrade ((of mammals) walking on the whole sole of the foot (as rabbits, raccoons, bears, and humans do))


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