forelimb [fawr-lim, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a front of an animal.
Origin of forelimb First recorded in 1785–95;+ Examples from the Web for forelimb Historical Examples of forelimb
The differences in the sternum and proportions of the forelimb reflect the more rapid flight of the hoary bat.
E. Raymond Hall
The forelimb is transitional between the pectoral fin of Rhipidistia and the limb of early Amphibia.
Theodore H. Eaton
Richardson, looking down, saw the long, fine reach of forelimb as steady as steel machinery.
British Dictionary definitions for forelimb forelimb noun
- either of the front or anterior limbs of a four-limbed vertebrate: a foreleg, flipper, or wing