- a front limb of an animal.
Origin of forelimb
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The differences in the sternum and proportions of the forelimb reflect the more rapid flight of the hoary bat.
The forelimb is transitional between the pectoral fin of Rhipidistia and the limb of early Amphibia.A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas
Theodore H. Eaton
Richardson, looking down, saw the long, fine reach of forelimb as steady as steel machinery.The Open Boat and Other Stories
- either of the front or anterior limbs of a four-limbed vertebrate: a foreleg, flipper, or wing
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