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proleg

[proh-leg] /ˈproʊˌlɛg/
noun
1.
one of the abdominal ambulatory processes of caterpillars and other larvae, as distinct from the true or thoracic legs.
Origin of proleg
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; pro-1 + leg
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proleg

/ˈprəʊˌlɛɡ/
noun
1.
any of the short paired unjointed appendages on each abdominal segment of a caterpillar and any of certain other insect larvae
Word Origin
C19: from pro-1 + leg
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