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noun, plural: forelimbs

The anterior limb, or similar appendage on certain animals, e.g. wing, flipper, fin, leg, etc.


In horses, the thoracic limb is their forelimb. In some quadrupeds, the front limb is the forelimb, although the term foreleg is more often used.

Word origin: Middle English for-, fore-, from Old English, from fore (in front) + limb.

Compare: hind limb
See also: brachium.

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Half Skulls and Forelimb Sets

... parietal bones in fish and amphibians versus mammals. How might these differences relate to the nervous system development? 6-both frogs and fish forelimbs are designed for swimming. However, the frog's limb must also bear weight on land. Describe differences in the bone structures of frog and ...

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by yamana
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Half Skulls and Forelimb Sets
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Evolution of flight!

... different to the others. The wings are totally different, and formed in completely different ways: Bat wings are fromed from the FINGERS of the forelimb: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/vertebrates/flight/batwing.gif Bird wings are formed from feathers growing on the whole of the forelimb: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/vertebrates/flight/aves.html ...

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by Asyncritus
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:54 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of flight!
Replies: 6
Views: 5352

Frog Skeleton Help

... Neutral Spine Tranverse Process Pelvic Girdle Allson Leadmon Pudisynaphsia Pectoral Girdle Suprascapula Scapula Clavicle Sternum Epidernum Forelimb Humerus Deltoid Capxils Metacarpals Phalanges Radio-Ulna Skull Ventral View Parsy brand Pterygoid Venier Hyoid Arterior Cornea Alary processes ...

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by jemokn
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Frog Skeleton Help
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Spleen cells Vs organs

... serum, dead cells, etc. If you want to get a specific lymph node, for example axillary lymph node (armpit), inject antigen (subcutaneous) on upper forelimb. The antigen will be brught and processed in the nearest lymph node. This method also useful to locate lymph nodes all over the body. Simply ...

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by Dr.Stein
Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Spleen cells Vs organs
Replies: 16
Views: 11879

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