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Digitigrade vs. Unguligrade

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Digitigradeadjective

(zoology) Of an animal: walking on the toes, putting the weight of the body mainly on the ball of the foot, with the back of the foot, or heel, raised.

Unguligradeadjective

(zoology) That walks on hooves.

Digitigradeadjective

(zoology) Of feet or a manner of walking: of, resembling, or pertaining to that of a digitigrade animal.

Unguligradenoun

(zoology) An animal that walks on hooves.

Digitigradeadjective

Belonging to the Digitigrada of the taxonomic order Carnivora.

Unguligradeadjective

Having, or walking on, hoofs.

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Digitigradenoun

A digitigrade animal; an animal that walks on its toes, such as a cat or a dog.

Digitigradeadjective

Walking on the toes; - distinguished from plantigrade.

Digitigradenoun

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.

Digitigradeadjective

(of mammals) walking on the toes with the posterior part of the foot raised

Digitigrade

In terrestrial vertebrates, digitigrade () locomotion is walking or running on the toes (from the Latin digitus, 'finger', and gradior, 'walk'). A digitigrade animal is one that stands or walks with its toes (metatarsals) touching the ground, and the rest of its foot lifted.

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