proleg

[proh-leg]

Origin of proleg

First recorded in 1810–20; pro-1 + leg
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proleg

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 for proleg

C19: from pro- 1 + leg
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