flipper-like


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Adj.1.flipper-like - having limbs that are used as flippers
limbed - having or as if having limbs, especially limbs of a specified kind (usually used in combination); "strong-limbed"
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It weighs just 790g and is not propelled by legs or wheels but instead crawls using two flipper-like front limbs, spanning 40 cm.
Scientists, who unearthed the fossil in Pakistan, believe the early whales swam and caught fish at sea but also came on land, moving with their flipper-like limbs.
The birds propel themselves with their flipper-like wings, then use their legs and feet to help with the steering.
The most renowned result was phocomelia, the name given to the flipper-like limbs which appeared on the children of women who took thalidomide.