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  • (of an animal) walking on the toes, with the back of the foot raised
  • a digitigrade animal
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dig"i*ti*grade (?), a. [L. digitus finger, toe + gradi to step, walk: cf. F. digitigrade.] (Zoöl.) Walking on the toes; -- distinguished from plantigrade.

Dig"i*ti*grade, n. (Zoöl.) An animal that walks on its toes, as the cat, lion, wolf, etc.; -- distinguished from a plantigrade, which walks on the palm of the foot.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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