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An anterior appendage, such as a leg, wing, or flipper.


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


(ˈfɔrˌlɪm, ˈfoʊr-)

a front limb of an animal.
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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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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.
Still, the fossil's forelimb is much shorter than that of true birds, Chiappe says.
Forelimb muscles of the Ankylosauria (Reptilia: Ornithischia).
A special report by the Center for Equine Health at the University of California, Davis, reveals that synthetic horse track surfaces have the lowest values for vibration variables, which reduces the forces incurred by bones, joints, tendons and ligaments of the equine forelimb.
The effect of Jacobson's MRT magnetic fields on the restoration of forelimb grip strength and radial nerve (forelimb) ultra-structure was studied in mice.
As his team worked on a forelimb, a volunteer saw something unusual and called to Murphy.
Its humerus, the forelimb bone between the shoulder and elbow, was stronger than that in any other cat, living or extinct.
Among the outcome measures included were forelimb grip strength measurement and photographs taken with an electron microscope.
The latest was performed on July 18 at the Shadai Horse Clinic in Japan after the son of Halo contracted bacterial peritendinitis in his right forelimb.
The long forelimb feathers were tipped with black spangles.
Professor Brij Saxena of the Weill Medical College of Cornell University will discuss restoration of neurotoxin mediated forelimb grip dysfunction in mice by Jacobson's Magnetic Resonance, a finding which may lead to a clinical application in the treatment of neuropathy.
One absentee from the trials was Derby hope Jaydoom, who has a soft tissue injury to a forelimb.