forelimb

[fawr-lim, fohr-]
noun
a front limb of an animal.

Origin:
1785–95; fore- + limb

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forelimb (ˈfɔːˌlɪm)
 
n
either of the front or anterior limbs of a four-limbed vertebrate: a foreleg, flipper, or wing

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Example sentences
All are stout-bodied, burrow-dwelling herbivores with forelimb anatomy indicative of a scratch-digging lifestyle.
Instead the dinosaur forelimb, already feather-clad, was modified for flight.
Its face is nestled behind one forelimb, which resembles a wing except for the long, clawed fingers at the end.
An example is the forelimb structure shared by cats and whales.
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