dogs' and cats' paws and tracks
Glossary by Category
Glossary All Words
Distal part of a limb that bears weight, and facilitates locomotion and manipulation.
Impression or indentation made on the substrate (
) by a foot.
A digit of a foot.
Toes are named and identified by Roman numerals.
In a pentadactyl (
five-fingered or five-toed
) arrangement, the most medial digit, if present, is I (e.g. the human
) and the most lateral is V (e.g. the human
Symmetrical (Foot or Track)
A foot that displays reflection symmetry around the foot axis;
i.e. one side of the foot axis is the mirror image of the other side.
Asymmetrical (Foot or Track)
A foot that does not display reflection symmetry around the foot axis;
i.e. one side of the foot axis is not the mirror image of the other side.
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A to C
D to F
G to L
M to O
P to Q
R to S
T to Z
Imaginary line that runs long the center of a
This usually runs in between
III and IV of dogs, demonstrating the
arrangement of the canine foot.
(Contrasted with the
arrangement of the feline foot.)
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