One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Either of the back limbs of an animal.
- ‘Both forelimbs and hindlimbs are short and heavily built.’
- ‘The limbs are long, and the hindlimbs are longer than forelimbs and in most are well adapted for running.’
- ‘Also, dinosaurs have exactly the wrong anatomy for developing flight, with their large tails and hindlimbs and short forelimbs.’
- ‘The forelimbs and hindlimbs of vertebrates arise at precise positions along the antero-posterior axis of the body.’
- ‘The forelimbs and hindlimbs are transformed into paddles.’
- ‘Adults are stout-bodied, with strong hindlimbs and webbed feet.’
- ‘This is deceiving; it looks like the head and wing bones were too bulky, and the hindlimbs appear small and weak.’
- ‘The interclavicle is absent and the forelimbs are usually markedly shorter than the hindlimbs.’
- ‘Frogs have radically truncated vertebral columns, relatively large hindlimbs, and a well-developed array of epaxial musculature.’
- ‘With baboons the forelimbs and hindlimbs are both rather leg-like, and support the animal as it moves quadrupedally over the ground, rather like a dog.’
- ‘At slow speed, macropodids land on their forelimbs and tail, while swinging their hindlimbs forward.’
- ‘Sharovipteryx is a strange animal with what appears to be a membrane of skin stretched between the hindlimbs and tail.’
- ‘Both hindlimbs are directed outward from the pelvis, with the superbly preserved pedes exposed splayed out in dorsal view.’
- ‘The hindlimbs have three claws and are also syndactylous.’
- ‘They were clearly active hunters, and the hindlimbs were much larger than the forelimbs.’
- ‘In summary, an elaborate locomotor pattern is still expressed in the hindlimbs after complete spinalisation.’
- ‘Most muscles in both the forelimb and hindlimb are gracile, with simple parallel fibered strap-like architecture.’
- ‘The forelimbs are smaller than the hindlimbs, but the disparity in size is not as great as in kangaroos and wallabies.’
- ‘Why develop an entirely new genetic program for hindlimbs?’
- ‘Both the forelimb and the hindlimb have one long bone that attaches to the body at one end and to two long bones at the other end.’
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