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Hindlimb

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noun, plural: hindlimbs

The back limb, or the posterior extremity of an animal.


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The hindlimb consists of the femur, tibia, fibula, tarsals, metatarsals and toes.

When referring to the back legs of four-legged animals the term hind leg is more often used than hindlimb.


Variant: hind limb

Compare: forelimb

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