forelimb

noun fore·limb \ ˈfȯr-ˌlim \

Definition of forelimb

:a limb (such as an arm, wing, fin, or leg) that is situated anteriorly
  • the forelimb of a bat

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First Known Use of forelimb

circa 1796


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forelimb

noun fore·limb \ ˈfȯr-ˌlim \

Definition of forelimb for Students

:an arm, fin, wing, or leg that is located toward the front of the body

Medical Dictionary

forelimb

noun fore·limb \ -ˌlim \

medical Definition of forelimb

:a limb (as an arm, fin, wing, or leg) that is situated anteriorly

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