(Science: zoology) walking on the sole of the foot; pertaining to the plantigrades.

Having the foot so formed that the heel touches the ground when the leg is upright.

Origin: L. Planta sole of the foot _ gradi to walk: cf. F. Plantigrade.

(Science: zoology) A plantigrade animal, or one that walks or steps on the sole of the foot, as man, and the bears.

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