hind limb
A posterior limb on an animal. When referring to quadrupeds, the term hind leg is often instead used.

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  • hind limb — n a posterior limb esp. of a quadruped * * * the back leg (pelvic limb) of a quadruped. Cf. forelimb …   Medical dictionary

  • hind|limb — «HYND LIHM», noun. = hind leg. (Cf. ↑hind leg) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hind limb — A hind limb is a posterior limb on an animal. When referring to quadrupeds, the term hind leg is often instead used.ee also*Forelimb …   Wikipedia

  • hind limb — noun a posterior appendage such as a leg or the homologous structure in other animals • Syn: ↑hindlimb • Hypernyms: ↑limb • Hyponyms: ↑hind leg * * * (also hindlimb) n. either of the back limbs of an animal …   Useful english dictionary

  • hind limb — n. back limb of an animal (such as: leg or wing); either one of the two back limbs of a four footed animal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hind leg — noun the back limb of a quadruped (Freq. 2) • Hypernyms: ↑hind limb, ↑hindlimb • Part Holonyms: ↑quadruped • Part Meronyms: ↑hock, ↑hock joint, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hind leg — noun Either of the two legs towards the rear of a four legged animal. Can you hop on your hind legs? asked the furry rabbit. Syn: hind limb …   Wiktionary

  • hind leg — hīn(d) n the posterior leg of a quadruped * * * the back leg (pelvic limb) of a quadruped. Cf. foreleg …   Medical dictionary

  • limb — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ long ▪ short ▪ slender, thin ▪ flailing ▪ Two arms reached around her flailing limbs …   Collocations dictionary

  • Limb (anatomy) — A limb (from the Old English lim ) is a jointed, or prehensile (as octopus tentacles or new world monkey tails), appendage of the human or animal body.Most animals use limbs for locomotion, such as walking, running, or climbing. Some animals can… …   Wikipedia

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