propleg
Proleg Pro"leg, n. [Pref. pro- for, in place of + leg.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larv[ae] of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also {proped}, {propleg}, and {falseleg}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Propleg — Prop leg , n. [So called because it props up or supports the body.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Proleg}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falseleg — Proleg Pro leg, n. [Pref. pro for, in place of + leg.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larv[ae] of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Proleg — Pro leg, n. [Pref. pro for, in place of + leg.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larv[ae] of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also {proped} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proped — Proleg Pro leg, n. [Pref. pro for, in place of + leg.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the fleshy legs found on the abdominal segments of the larv[ae] of Lepidoptera, sawflies, and some other insects. Those of Lepidoptera have a circle of hooks. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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