proleg

proleg

[proh-leg]
noun
one of the abdominal ambulatory processes of caterpillars and other larvae, as distinct from the true or thoracic legs.

Origin:
1810–20; pro-1 + leg

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proleg (ˈprəʊˌlɛɡ)
 
n
any of the short paired unjointed appendages on each abdominal segment of a caterpillar and any of certain other insect larvae
 
[C19: from pro-1 + leg]

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