noun Date: circa 1796 a limb (as an arm, wing, fin, or leg) that is situated anteriorly <
the forelimb of a bat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • forelimb — [fôr′lim΄] n. a front limb, as an arm, foreleg, wing, or flipper …   English World dictionary

  • Forelimb — A forelimb is an anterior (front most) limb (arm, leg, or similar appendage) on an animal s body. When referring to quadrupeds (four legged animals), the term foreleg is often instead used.The term is not to be confused with the forearm, which… …   Wikipedia

  • forelimb — /fawr lim , fohr /, n. a front limb of an animal. [1785 95; FORE + LIMB] * * * …   Universalium

  • forelimb — noun The anterior limb (or equivalent appendage) of an animal Syn: foreleg …   Wiktionary

  • forelimb — fore·limb .lim n a limb (as an arm, fin, wing, or leg) that is situated anteriorly * * * fore·limb (forґlim) a foreleg or a wing …   Medical dictionary

  • forelimb — n. front leg of an animal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forelimb — noun either of the front limbs of an animal …   English new terms dictionary

  • forelimb — fore•limb [[t]ˈfɔrˌlɪm, ˈfoʊr [/t]] n. zool. a front limb of an animal • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • forelimb — /ˈfɔlɪm/ (say fawlim) noun a front limb of an animal …   Australian English dictionary

  • forelimb — n. any of the front limbs of an animal …   Useful english dictionary

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