Definition of plantar in English:

plantar

adjective

Anatomy
  • Relating to the sole of the foot.

    ‘the lateral plantar artery’
    • ‘The pressure-sensitive foot switches were secured to the calcaneus and to the first ray on the plantar surface of the foot.’
    • ‘Warts on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts.’
    • ‘It usually appears in the oral cavity, anogenital region, or plantar surface of the foot, but can arise anywhere on the skin surface.’
    • ‘When landing from a jump, the body will remain upright while the foot attains a plantar flexed position due to activity in the triceps surae muscle.’
    • ‘The peroneal in such cases provides the medial and lateral plantar arteries.’

Origin

Early 18th century: from Latin plantaris, from planta sole.

Pronunciation:

plantar

/ˈplantə/