the front limb (or the homologous structure in other animals, such as a flipper or wing)
The anterior limb (or equivalent appendage) of an animal
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.
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A front limb of a quadruped. (The Random House College Dictionary, 1980)
The numerical value of forelimb in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of forelimb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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Gualicho did not inherit this forelimb anatomy from an ancestor it shared with tyrannosaurs. Rather, it evolved independently in the two groups.
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