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Hind limb

Definition
noun, plural: hind limbs
The back limb, or the posterior extremity of an animal.
Supplement
The hind limb consists of the femur, tibia, fibula, tarsals, metatarsals and toes.
When referring to the back legs of four-legged animals the term hind leg is used more often than hind limb.
Variant: hindlimb
Compare: forelimb


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