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Adj.1.armlike - resembling an armarmlike - resembling an arm      
armed - having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination; "the many-armed goddess Shiva"
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As I put my hand into the grip and moved the armlike joystick, my movements were transformed into electronic signals and sent to the whirring motors in the robot arms.
Almost as literal, an earlier articulated wood wall piece, Pantografico #2, 2011, from the series "Metamericos," 2008-, shows the same expansive and retractive system in a piece that is less industrial-looking due to the material as well as its more intimate scale, An articulated armlike Contraption that protrudes from the wall and hangs down to the ground, the piece can be extended and compressed to form different compositions.
After analyzing the swimming dynamics and layout of tissues in the common moon jelly Aurelia aurita (false-color composite of a juvenile shown), the scientists fashioned an umbrella-shaped frame with eight armlike structures out of an elastic silicone polymer, then seeded the frame with rat heart cells.