Meaning of plantar in English:


Pronunciation /ˈplantə/


  • Relating to the sole of the foot.

    ‘the lateral plantar artery’
    • ‘The peroneal in such cases provides the medial and lateral plantar arteries.’
    • ‘Warts on the soles of the feet are called plantar warts.’
    • ‘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 pressure-sensitive foot switches were secured to the calcaneus and to the first ray on the plantar surface of the foot.’
    • ‘It usually appears in the oral cavity, anogenital region, or plantar surface of the foot, but can arise anywhere on the skin surface.’


Early 18th century from Latin plantaris, from planta ‘sole’.