Definition of forelimb
: a limb (such as an arm, wing, fin, or leg) that is situated anteriorly the forelimb of a bat
Recent Examples of forelimb from the Web
Fossils show bird-like traits including feathers, light bones, air sacs and three-digit forelimbs.
Before spraying predators in the face with pungent chemicals, the little creature hops up onto its forelimbs and charges forward.
For starters, badgers have powerful, heavily muscled forelimbs and long rakes for claws, which allow them to rip through hard, compact dirt.
Unlike Lucy and every other A. afarensis fossil, the new skeleton has complete forelimb and hindlimb bones, allowing researchers to estimate its size more accurately.
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First Known Use of forelimb
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Definition of forelimb for Students
: an arm, fin, wing, or leg that is located toward the front of the body
Medical Definition of forelimb
: a limb (as an arm, fin, wing, or leg) that is situated anteriorly
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