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Appendage vs. Limb

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Appendagenoun

an external body part that projects from the body

Limbnoun

A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing).

Appendagenoun

a natural prolongation or projection from a part of any organism

Limbnoun

A branch of a tree.

Appendagenoun

a part that is joined to something larger

Limbnoun

(archery) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip.

Appendagenoun

Something appended to, or accompanying, a principal or greater thing, though not necessary to it, as a portico to a house.

‘Modesty is the appendage of sobriety.’;

Limbnoun

An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.

Appendagenoun

A subordinate or subsidiary part or organ; an external organ or limb, esp. of the articulates.

‘Antennæ and other appendages used for feeling.’;

Limbnoun

A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.

Appendagenoun

an external body part that projects from the body;

‘it is important to keep the extremities warm’;

Limbnoun

(astronomy) The apparent visual edge of a celestial body.

‘solar limb’;

Appendagenoun

a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant;

‘a bony process’;

Limbnoun

(on a measuring instrument) The graduated edge of a circle or arc.

Appendagenoun

a part that is joined to something larger

Limbnoun

(botany) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal or sepal; blade.

Appendage

An appendage (or outgrowth) is an external body part, or natural prolongation, that protrudes from an organism's body. In invertebrate biology, an appendage refers to any of the homologous body parts that may extend from a body segment, including antennae, mouthparts (including mandibles, maxillae and maxillipeds), gills, locomotor legs (pereiopods for walking, and pleopods for swimming), sexual organs (gonopods), and parts of the tail (uropods).

Limbverb

(transitive) To remove the limbs from (an animal or tree).

‘They limbed the felled trees before cutting them into logs.’;

Limbverb

(transitive) To supply with limbs.

Limbnoun

A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.

Limbnoun

An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.

‘A second Hector for his grim aspect,And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.’;

Limbnoun

A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.

‘That little limb of the devil has cheated the gallows.’;

Limbnoun

An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.

Limbnoun

A border or edge, in certain special uses.

Limbverb

To supply with limbs.

Limbverb

To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.

Limbnoun

one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

Limbnoun

any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

Limbnoun

(astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

Limbnoun

either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip;

‘the upper limb of the bow’;

Limbnoun

the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles;

‘the limb of the sextant’;

Limbnoun

any projection that is thought to resemble an arm;

‘the arm of the record player’; ‘an arm of the sea’; ‘a branch of the sewer’;

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