forelimb


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fore·limb

 (fôr′lĭm′)
n.
An anterior appendage, such as a leg, wing, or flipper.

forelimb

(ˈfɔːˌlɪm)
n
(Zoology) either of the front or anterior limbs of a four-limbed vertebrate: a foreleg, flipper, or wing

fore•limb

(ˈfɔrˌlɪm, ˈfoʊr-)

n.
a front limb of an animal.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forelimb - the front limb (or the homologous structure in other animals, such as a flipper or wing)forelimb - the front limb (or the homologous structure in other animals, such as a flipper or wing)
forepaw - front paw; analogous to the human hand
foreleg - the forelimb of a quadruped
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
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References in classic literature ?
The sharp, three-toed talons of the forelimbs seized poor Tippet, and Bradley saw the unfortunate fellow lifted high above the ground as the creature again reared up on its hind legs, immediately transferring Tippet's body to its gaping jaws, which closed with a sickening, crunching sound as Tippet's bones cracked beneath the great teeth.
Neuralstem highlighted the publication of a manuscript in Nature Medicine showing that NSI-566, Neuralstem's lead cell therapy candidate, provided meaningful improvement in forelimb function in a non-human primate model of acute spinal cord injury.
The scientists recovered parts of its skull, lower jaw, neck and back vertebrae, ribs, shoulder and forelimb, back foot and osteoderms.
This skeleton, dating from the late Cretaceous Period between 100 million to 66 million years ago, is surprisingly complete, including the skull, the lower jaw, neck and back vertebrae, ribs, most of the shoulder and forelimb, part of the hind foot and pieces of dermal plates.
Its skeleton is important in being the most complete dinosaur specimen so far discovered from the end of the Cretaceous in Africa, preserving parts of the skull, the lower jaw, neck and back vertebrae, ribs, most of the shoulder and forelimb, part of the hind foot and pieces of dermal plates, the study said.
Large-breed dogs like Labradors, Newfoundlands, and Rottweilers can suffer from a forelimb lameness when they are puppies, which may result in walking difficulties later in life.
rex had just two claws on each forelimb, which points to an increased slashing power.
Males of most species were characterized by longer proximal parts (humerus and radioulna) and shorter distal forelimb parts, while the opposite pattern was observed in females.
Improved X-ray scanning techniques reveal accumulating growth zones in four fossil upper forelimb bones from salamander-shaped beasts called Acanthostega, scientists report in the Sept.
In preclinical animal testing, AST-OPC1 administration led to remyelination of axons, improved hind limb and forelimb locomotor function, dramatic reductions in injury-related cavitation and significant preservation of myelinated axons traversing the injury site.
This project uses novel 3D methods (microCT scans and imaging sotfware) to conduct the first holistic analysis of the internal structure of Miocene ape forelimb bones.