Definitions for forelimbˈfɔrˌlɪm, ˈfoʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fore•limbˈfɔrˌlɪm, ˈfoʊr-(n.)

  1. a front limb of an animal.

    Category: Zoology

Origin of forelimb:

1785–95

Princeton's WordNet

  1. forelimb(noun)

    the front limb (or the homologous structure in other animals, such as a flipper or wing)

Wiktionary

  1. forelimb(Noun)

    The anterior limb (or equivalent appendage) of an animal

Freebase

  1. Forelimb

    A forelimb is an anterior limb on a terrestrial vertebrate's body. For quadrupeds, the term foreleg is often used instead. All vertebrate forelimbs are homologous, meaning that they all evolved from the same structures. So for example the flipper of a turtle or of a dolphin, the arm of a human, the foreleg of a horse, and the wings of both bats and birds are ultimately homologous, despite the large differences between them.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Forelimb

    A front limb of a quadruped. (The Random House College Dictionary, 1980)

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