/plan"ti grayd'/, adj.
1. walking on the whole sole of the foot, as humans, and bears.
2. a plantigrade animal.
[1825-35; < NL plantigradus, equiv. to L plant(a) sole + -i- -I- + -gradus -GRADE]

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