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noun, plural: forearms

Part of the arm, extending from the elbow to the wrist.


The term is used in anatomy to identify it from the upper arm.

Word origin: from Old English fore-, meaning “before”, superior, front + arm.

Also called: antebrachium

Compare: foreleg

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